Talyllyn Railway

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The Talyllyn Railway is a narrow gauge railway located in Tywyn, a little way down the coast from the Ffestiniog Railway. The Railway holds the distinction of being the world's first preserved railway run by volunteers. Many of the early Festiniog revivalists (including Allan Garraway & Bill Harvey) began their association with the Welsh narrow gauge at Towyn before moving to Portmadoc. In the early days there was significant cooperation between the two railways and the spirit of friendship lives on today. For example see the page about John Bate. In the early 1970s the FR bought Moel Hebog's cab 3rd hand from the TR. Members of the supporting societies of the Talyllyn and Ffestiniog railways receive reciprocal free travel at the other. Co-located is the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum.

Some recent work carried out at Boston Lodge works for the Talyllyn Railway included rebuilding locomotive Talyllyn after a motion failure and refurbishment of a carriage.

For more information see Talyllyn Railway at Wikipedia.

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