2021

SH5800 : Tywyn Wharf station

taken 3 years ago, near to Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales

This is 1 of 7 images, with title Tywyn Wharf station in this square
Tywyn Wharf station
Tywyn Wharf station
Blissfully quiet, a beautiful hot BLT and pot of tea to savour as well.
Talyllyn Railway - Rheilffordd Talyllyn

The Talyllyn Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Talyllyn) is a narrow gauge preserved railway in Wales running for 7 miles (12 km) from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of Abergynolwyn. The line was opened in 1865 to carry slate from the quarries at Bryn Eglwys to Tywyn, and was the first narrow gauge railway in Britain authorised by Act of Parliament to carry passengers using steam haulage. The line remained open despite many financial struggles, and in 1951 on 14 May it became the first railway in the world to be preserved as a heritage railway by volunteers.
In 2021 the railway was designated a World Heritage Site as part of the slate landscape of north-west Wales.
The fictional Skarloey Railway, which formed part of The Railway Series of children's books by The Rev. W. Awdry, was based on the Talyllyn Railway.
The preservation of the line also inspired the Ealing Comedy film The Titfield Thunderbolt.


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SH5800, 339 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Richard Hoare   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 September, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 September, 2021
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5859 0049 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.0264N 4:5.3161W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5856 0045
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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