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Talyllyn Railway

No.4 Edward Thomas ex-Corris Railway locomotive hauling a train towards Brynglas on the Talyllyn Railway.
No.4 Edward Thomas ex-Corris Railway locomotive hauling a train towards Brynglas on the Talyllyn Railway.
Original Talyllyn locomotives, No2 Dolgoch being passed by No1 Talyllyn at Abergynolwyn station.
Original Talyllyn locomotives, No2 Dolgoch being passed by No1 Talyllyn at Abergynolwyn station.
The newest Talyllyn locomotive No7 Tom Rolt burst through the station bridge at Rhydyronen.
The newest Talyllyn locomotive No7 Tom Rolt burst through the station bridge at Rhydyronen.

A 2ft 3in narrow gauge steam railway running through south Snowdonia, from Tywyn on the coast to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and the foot of the slate quarry at Nant Gwernol. All trains are steam hauled. Also home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (see Museum section). Victorian train runs Thursdays 9 June-28 July & 8-22 September.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

Address

Wharf Station Tywyn Gwynedd LL36 9EY

  • 01654 710 472
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Open days

18-26 Feb. Sat-Sun Mar. Daily Apr-3 Nov, 26 Dec-1 Jan. (Not 19 Aug).

Travel

By Bus: 28, 29, 30, x29

By Rail: Tywyn / 300 yards

Incorporated in 1865, this 2ft 3in. gauge railway runs from Tywyn to Nant Gwernol in Gwynedd, Wales, a distance of 7.25 miles. It was the first railway to be saved by a preservation society. The railway owns six steam and four diesel locomotives. At Wharf Station visitors can see the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (see Museum Section for further details), King's Licensed Cafe, and Gift Shop.
The Line runs from the coast at Tywyn through the Snowdonia National Park to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn (old mining village) and Nant Gwernol at the foot of the incline from Bryneglwys slate quarry. This quarry was the reason for the railways' construction, learn about the history in the Museum.

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