Talyllyn storms the net with live show


By Gareth Evans

THE Talyllyn Railway clocked up several feats at its Anything Goes gala on
June 16, pulling in the crowds both on the ground and online with a special live broadcast on social media.

The line’s marketing co-ordinator Daniel King said: “For the first time in many years, all of our available steam and diesel engines were in working order.

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Cavalcade finale: All six Talyllyn Railway steam engines coupled together to go back to Pendre, followed by the diesel cavalcade. BARBARA FULLER

Therefore, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to have a day when everything moveable was operating on the railway before No. 1 Talyllyn was withdrawn for its 10-yearly overhaul on June 18.”

In recent weeks, No. 3 Sir Haydn and No. 4 Edward Thomas have returned to service and Baguley diesel No. 11 Trecwn has entered traffic following the fitting of air brakes by the team at Pendre, joining fellow former RNAD Trecwn workhouse No. 12 St Cadfan.

No.1’s overhaul is expected to commence in the coming months, with a view to returning to service during 2019. Daniel continued: “We then thought it would be even better to share our Anything Goes gala with the world, so our good friend Tim Dunn of BBC’s Trainspotting Live agreed to host a live streaming event – ‘#TalyllynLIVE’ – throughout the day.

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