The Talyllyn Railway is a Welsh heritage treasure, once a working line opened in 1865 to haul slate from the quarries of the mid-Wales hinterland to the coast at Tywyn. The narrow gauge line may be only 7 miles long, but you can spend a whole day stopping off at stations en route, exploring Dolgoch Falls, having lunch at the station cafe at Abergynolwyn, or hiking up through the woods to the old Bryn Eglwys quarry. And not only that, you meet lots of happy volunteer drivers and guards along the way, all of them bursting to fill you in with fascinating railway facts.
21 thoughts on “Full Steam Ahead!”
Your photos this week are spectacular 😀 😀
Thanks so much, Cee. And thanks for the challenge. As others have said, a favourite topic.
Great shots. Yep trains are a favourite for many of us but these manage to avoid cliche
Many thanks, Sonya.
What fun! Great evocative photos.
Many thanks, Margaret. It was a great day out.
Fabulous photos Tish, these are so nostalgic in black and white.
B & w is v. fitting for steam railways, isn’t it. Funnily, my memories of travelling on main line steam trains as a child seem to have been stored in mainly monochrome.
Yes it seems to me that my childhood was in black and white.
The railway volunteers are great folk, aren’t they? We have a friend who got involved with photographing Sir Nigel Gresley on its recent overhaul and relocation. He managed a book out of it and a whole lot of enjoyment for many.
That’s a great story, Jo. See where wholehearted enthusiasm can take you!
I love that first shot, with so much steam you can’t really see the train!
Love it and PERFECT in black & white!
Loved the photos. My father worked in Indian Railways and trains were always a part of our lives. But now it has been ages since we have gone in one. Thank you.
Many thanks for that lovely glimpse of family history, Lakshmi. India’s railways are very famous.
I like old railways. We have a few down here, but nothing like in the UK.
Now that was Train… (Thinking of railroads)
Definitely a fun train these days, but did some hard hauling in the past.
The train was definitely the beginning of the industrial revolution. For good or for bad. And I still have fond memories of the coal/steam trains… 🚂