2021

SH5800 : Wagon weighbridge

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

Wagon weighbridge
Wagon weighbridge
Pooley wagon weighbridge, supplied in 1865 with original TR trackwork and new weigh bridge office (built 2008 - 2011).
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 Equipment other tags: Preserved Railway Talyllyn Railway Narrow Gauge Railway Railway Weighbridge Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SH5800, 339 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Richard Hoare   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 25 October, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 October, 2021
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5861 0048 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.0214N 4:5.2982W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 58605 00492
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