SH6504 : Dolgoch Station, 1961

taken 57 years ago, near to Dolgoch, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Dolgoch Station, 1961
Dolgoch Station, 1961
In the fifties and sixties this was the classic view of the Talyllyn Railway, so at the age of thirteen I was keen and unoriginal enough to take my own version of an engine taking on water. The famous slate-based water tank has subsequently been restored, and another tank built just to the north – both appear in Hefin Richards’ SH6504 : Dolgoch Station..

Engine No 4 “Edward Thomas” was built in 1921 by Kerr, Stuart & Co of Stoke-on-Trent for the Corris Railway, which closed in 1949. The Talyllyn - by then the first preserved railway - bought it in 1951 and named it after the railway’s former manager. From 1958 until 1969 it had the Giesl ejector chimney shown here instead of a normal one. These chimneys were common in Austria, but No 4 was one of very few British locomotives to have one. For more, see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
August 1961   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6513 0460 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.3417N 3:59.6289W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6513 0460
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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