SH5800 : Douglas at Tywyn Wharf station

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

Douglas at Tywyn Wharf station
Douglas at Tywyn Wharf station
A narrow gauge steam locomotive. It was built by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. Ltd. in 1918. It was originally used by the Air Service Constructional Corps (RAF) then was bought in 1949 by Abelson & Co. (Engineers) Ltd. who then sold it to the Talyllyn Railway in 1953.
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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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Railways Place: Tywyn Wharf Station Primary Subject: Railway Locomotive other tags: Preserved Narrow Gauge Railway Talyllyn Railway Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 September, 2021   (more nearby)
Friday, 24 September, 2021
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5857 0048 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.0207N 4:5.3336W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 58591 00484
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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