Take a look around

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Tywyn
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Cafe / Refreshments
Cafe / Refreshments
Tywyn
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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Tywyn
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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Tywyn
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Waiting to Cross
Waiting to Cross
Tywyn
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Brynglas Crossing
Brynglas Crossing
Tywyn
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Sea to Mountains
Sea to Mountains
Tywyn
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The Quarryman Train
The Quarryman Train
Tywyn
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About Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

Running continuously since 1865, the Talyllyn Railway was built originally to carry slate from the Bryn Eglwys Quarry outside Abergynolwyn to Tywyn wharf, where the slate was transhipped onto the mainline railway for onward shipping. The railway became the world’s first preserved railway in 1951, being run and operated entirely by volunteers.

Today, the 7.25mile long journey runs from the main station at Tywyn, along the picturesque Fathew Valley, travellng through rich farmland, ancient woodland and across ravines.

The trip takes about an hour each way. Your ticket allows you to break your journey and extend your day: you could take a country walk, explore wooded paths, discover waterfalls or visit the beach.
Steaming up the valley
Steaming up the valley
Tywyn Wharf station is home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, which tells the story of little railways across Britain, including the link to the Rev W Awdry, author of the railway series and Thomas the Tank engine. The station also houses a Cafe serving hot and cold menus, lunch time specials and a licensed bar. The onsite shop has a extensive range of railway and local gifts for sale.

The Quarryman’s Tea Room at Abergynolwyn, where the train has a 30minute stop, serves a range of refreshments and light bites.

Pre-bookable hampers and afternoon or cream teas can be added to the journey, as well as an upgrade to first class!
Talyllyn Railway

Location

52.58367, -4.08883858

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