Talyllyn Railway - A Journey By Steam

James Waite

The Talyllyn Railway is not only one of the world famous Great Little Trains of Wales, but was the first railway in the world to be owned and operated by volunteer labour.
Date Published :
September 2020
Publisher :
Mainline & Maritime
Series :
Narrow Gauge Album
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781900340663
Pages : 120
Dimensions : 8.66 X 8.66 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$28.95

Overview
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The Talyllyn Railway is not only one of the world famous Great Little Trains of Wales, but was the first railway in the world to be owned and operated by volunteer labour. As such it was the forerunner of most of today’s heritage railways. This book, compiled by James Waite, a renowned photographer of narrow gauge railways, takes the reader on a full colour photographic journey from the line’s headquarters at Tywyn Wharf through the splendid Mid Wales countryside to the terminus in the forest at Nant Gwernol.

About The Author
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James Waite was brought up in Devon within sight and sound of one of the GWR’s prettiest branch lines and can’t remember a time when he wasn’t an ardent enthusiast. He was introduced to the narrow gauge at school which, conveniently, was within sight of the old Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. Its route was then largely intact even though the track had been lifted twenty-five years earlier. A family holiday in North Wales saw the start of an affection for the little trains which has continued ever since. Many years later, retirement from full-time work has enabled him to discover for himself the many fascinating railways still running in far-away places. He is a regular contributor to 'Narrow Gauge World', the UK’s leading magazine in its field.

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