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Talyllyn Light Railway

The world's first preserved railway. Also the museum at Wharf Station preserves part of the Rev. W. Awdry's study, just as he left it, complete with model railway, library and writing desk. Awdry was an early volunteer on this railway and it provided inspiration for his 'Skarloey Railway'. 'Sir Handel' features in his 'Thomas the Tank Engine' series.

comments (13)

  • Leanne
  • Australia
  • 12 Oct 2010, 01:52
fabulous details, I do like steam trains, whether they be big or small.
John Prior: Thanks Leanne, yes I agree.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 12 Oct 2010, 07:08
Looks like fun to work there!
John Prior: A chance for men to be boys again smile
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2010, 07:28
Reminds me of our Puffing Billy at Craigtoun Park StAndrews thanks for sharing this one.
John Prior: Thanks Scotia, could be a sister perhaps?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Oct 2010, 08:17
A super little railway
John Prior: Thanks Chris, yes indeed.
A tribute to the composer?
John Prior: More likely the fat controller smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Oct 2010, 09:11
So much love and attention goes into these trains
John Prior: Thanks Zed, Yes much loved.
Wonderful capture. I love the light!
John Prior: Thanks Richard, just after rain which adds clarity.
We didn't make this railway during our September week in North wales but this tempts me to go back next year, what a lovely little engine.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, well worth a visit.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Oct 2010, 12:54
With a name like that it must be music to ones ears,good photo mate
John Prior: Thanks Vintage, very true.
I have read the books many times....as a child and to my own children. Ididn't know about the museum it sounds interesting
John Prior: Thanks Bill, The railway passes through lovely countryside, stops at the falls at Dolgoch, the museum at Tywyn Wharf is interesting also.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 12 Oct 2010, 18:01
Wonderful vantage point and I like that puff of smoke.
John Prior: Thank you smile
Fun for the men, its a cute engine smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, one for the boys smile
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2010, 21:36
a fine old engine. cool to see this.
John Prior: Thanks Otto smile

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