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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).

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

Address

Wharf Station Tywyn Gwynedd LL36 9EY

  • 01654 710 472
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Open days

14-24 Feb. 17-18 Mar. Daily 24 Mar-3 Nov, 26 Dec-1 Jan 2019.

Travel

By Bus: 28, 29, 30, x29

By Rail: Tywyn / 300 yards

The Talyllyn Railway is the oldest preserved railway in the World, known affectionately as ‘The Railway with a Heart of Gold’. The heritage steam engines transport passengers from Tywyn, the coastal town on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

The journey itself crosses more than seven miles of spectacular scenery within sight of Britain’s highest mountains, Cadair Idris. En route keep your eyes peeled for Red Kites, Cormorants, Barn Owl, Redstart, Peregrine Falcons, Wheatear, Linnet and Little Owl. The cosy covered and open carriages provide the best of comfort and views as you travel up the line.

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