2021

SH5800 : Douglas is letting off steam and about to move

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

Douglas is letting off steam and about to move
Douglas is letting off steam and about to move
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.
Screen capture from an iPhone video.
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 Train other tags: Talyllyn Railway Preserved Narrow Gauge Railway Screen Capture Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Steam Engines [9] Other Photos: · 'Douglas' waits at Towyn Wharf Station, Talyllyn Railway ·
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SH5800, 339 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Richard Hoare   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 20 September, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 September, 2021
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5856 0046 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.0098N 4:5.3419W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5858 0045
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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