Our day out on the Talyllyn Preserved Steam Railway a year or so ago is high on the list of the Farrells’ jolliest excursions. Further details and more train photos HERE
Meanwhile more Talyllyn takes on Paula’s ‘message’ challenge at this Thursday’s Lost in Translation
48 thoughts on “Getting The Message On The Talyllyn Railway ~ Thursday’s Special”
I remember your original post Tish, and how nostalgic it made me for the boy-child’s train-obsessed childhood. It also reminds me how much of what is good in life relies on passionate volunteers. Lovely images. 😀
Yes all those lovely committed volunteers, and all bursting to share their trains. Thanks, Su.
What a wonderful little railroad! Envy, envy!!
I think I need to go again, now I’ve thought of it.
Lovely train photos! Where can I find this old fashioned train?
Hi Peter. More travel info at the link under the first photo. But in short, it’s a Welsh railway line that once served the slate industry, terminus at Tywyn, mid-Wales.
Thank you, Tish!
Wonderful post !
Thank you, Anna 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better?
I am , actually, thank you , Tish….
And thanks for your stunning photos !
I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. Keep up the good work!
This must be the cutest train out side of Disney World. I think this would be more fun and the landscape is beautiful.
It does travel through tremendous landscapes. And if you have plenty of time you can stop off at various places along the line, and hike, and then catch a later train.
Oh, scents of my childhood!! Dolgoch! Bringlas! Smoke in the air, steam hissin…Nostalgia in overdrive…..
Yes, yes and yes. It’s making me excited just thinking of it. I’ve probably mentioned I spent much of my childhood waiting for trains on Crewe station – when there were proper trains with luggage racks and maroon moquette high backed seats – in compartments, and with photos of resorts screwed to the panelling. Aaaah.
Aaaah, indeed…I remember such trains, such excitements!!
This is candid street photography on a railway with real documentary value. I love the shots, Tish. Thank you.
Thank you so much Paula. Always my pleasure. Take care.
Jolly is the word.
Take me with you! 🙂 🙂 Poop! Poop! Or is that Thomas?
Now they do have Thomas tucked away somewhere, and do special trips, though one might have to pretend to be a junior unit 🙂
I’m sure I could be a tall junior. With a very mature face 🙂 🙂
Seems like these pics were taken decades ago, a different time!
Yes, and after a few hours on the train, with lots of stops for this and that, you felt as if you’d been away for years – Rip Van Winkle-ish, but in a good way.
Love that you can take a trip back in time on this train! 💞
Nothing like a bit of time travelling 🙂
Those guys are hilarious, have you sent them a link?
I should, shouldn’t I 🙂
I love this!
Thank you, Jennie 🙂
You’re welcome, Tish. 🙂
AWESOME post, Miss Tish, as usually… ❤ – and yeah, I've loved being "lost in translation"… 🙂
Thank you, Melanie 🙂
I am definitely going for a ride on this train when we come back for a visit!
It’s a good reason to come! The other good reason is to see me and G.
I’m pretty sure I could handle not riding the train ride, but not to see you and G would be a travesty.
Aaah. That’s nice. When are you coming? I’ll move the ‘to iron’ pile off the guest bed 🙂
When the time comes you will be the first to know, that I promise!
The station master looks as though he is saying “all aboard, and hurry up…” It would be a golly excursion into the past Tish. Lovely candid shots
Thank you, Pauline. It was definitely ‘a grand day out’.
A jolly journey….
Hi Tish, the expression on the face of the railway man on the right, first photo, reminded me of being ticked off by a bus conductor way back in 1976. I had purchased a 15 day pass, hopped on a double deck red bus, was asked for my ticket and then spent the next ten minutes being told I should have been on a green bus. During this time it was hard to keep a straight face as the conductor reminded me of similar scenes in the TV show ‘On the Buses’. 😉
Great memories Tish – I remember doing the Talyllyn with the Altrincham Grammar School Trainspotters Club – an august society. I would guess 1964. It must be one of the first preserved railways.
I think it is the first. That sounds like a jolly trip, Robin. When we went there were a lot of grown up train spotters, possibly of that vintage. Some had their wives with them who were looking a bit long suffering…i.e. you felt the weight of numberless steam railways visited upon them. I just love the smell! Oh and the clackety clack.
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THAT ALL THAT HARD WORK IS A LOT OF FUN?