Getting The Message On The Talyllyn Railway ~ Thursday’s Special

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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

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48 thoughts on “Getting The Message On The Talyllyn Railway ~ Thursday’s Special

  1. 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. 😀

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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’. 😉

  4. 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.

    1. 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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