9 september 2014

Talyllyn Railway

We took a very nice ride on the Talyllyn Railway, a historic narrow-gauge steam railway. It is running from the village of Tywyn at the Cardigan Bay coast of Wales, through the Fathew Valley. The railway was built in the 19th century to carry slate. When the slate traffic ceased in the 1940's, the future for the railway looked bad. Fortunately the trains and the stations managed to survive. Nowadays everything is run by volunteers, which is quite amazing if you think of it.

On the Abergynolwyn station, about halfway, On the way back the train makes a refreshment stop here.

Even though the average speed of the train is about 9 miles per hour, on the photo it looks like we were speeding ! ;)

7 opmerkingen:

  1. I'm thinking that it never ran so well as when it was staffed by volunteers.

  2. I would love to ride a round! How wonderful that volunteers keep this going.

  3. Wat mooi om mee te rijden en dat het allemaal door vrijwilligers in stand wordt gehouden is wel heel bijzonder.

  4. Treinen blijven fascineren. Prachtig gezicht.

  5. I dive many many years back to past when I look your wonderful photos.
    Trains were really trains, although I guess so comfortable seating.


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