At Tywyn I bought my ticket for the 1215 train and bought a very thick cheese and ham sandwich at the cafe. This train was the second one of the day and I was delighted to see that No. 1 "Tal Y Llyn" would be the locomotive. This is one of the two original locomotives having been built at Whitehaven in 1864. It is exquisite.
|Running round at Nant Gwernol|
|I had a short chat with the fireman. The footplate is very clean and well polished|
|I rode back in the rear car with a good view out of the back.|
|Slate fences are a distinctive feature of the area.|
|At Brynglas we passed an up train hauled by Edward Thomas a relative youngster built in 1921 for the Corris Railway.|
There are a lot of sheep in this valley which once also supported a thriving slate business. I saw several red kites hovering over the fields looking for prey.
|Passing Pendre works|
|A locomotive from the Guinness brewery at Dublin in the Museum. This narrow gauge locomotive could be run into a wide gauge waggon where it engaged with a mechanism to turn it into a wide gauge locomotive - a gauge changing steam locomotive.|
|A Welsh quarry locomotive in the museum|
|Back at the main station I watched this Pwllheli bound train arrive and caught the train back to Shrewsbury.|