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2017 June - Peter Sam's Party

Peter Sam and friends joined us for his party at Abergynolwyn Station on Thursday 1 June.


It was an early start for Peter Sam and Duncan as they set off in the morning sunshine with their special double headed train from Wharf. Rusty’s engineering train followed up soon after. Ivo Hugh and Rheneas joined in, with the engines whistling madly at each other as their trains passed through. The platform and sidings at Abergynolwyn were very full at some points with all the trains going in and out. Great fun to watch and try and work out what was happening next! Luckily the Thin Controller was on duty to make sure everyone behaved.


There was plenty for everyone to do. For the craft lovers there were all sorts of painting, badge making and drawing activities.  Quite a few brightly painted pebbles were added to the new Fairy Glen down the Discovery Path our Tracksiders have created. See if you can find it next time you explore Abergynolwyn Station – it’s well hidden! The legends of the Skarloey Railway were read out for the younger (and young at heart) visitors. You could also get your face painted or try and win the ‘Spot Peter Sam’ competition.


As well as the visiting Skarloey engines, we had miniature railway rides along the platform and Peter Sam’s free station shuttles. Rusty’s shuttles between Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol kept the Nant Gwernol Station Master busier than usual.


Down at Wharf the Llechfan Garden Railway was running plus our young Tracksiders were manning activity stalls.  All in all, a busy, fun day out in lovely sunshine for visitors and volunteers alike.


Join us on Thursday 24 August for the next Peter Sam’s Party! Many thanks as always to the volunteers who go to a lot of effort to organise this fantastic event.

Photos by Barbara Fuller, Darren Turner and Karen Willans.

The Talyllyn Railway is the owner of locomotives Talyllyn, Dolgoch, Sir Haydn, Edward Thomas, Douglas, Midlander and Tom Rolt which were written into the Rev. W. Awdry’s stories as Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Duncan, Rusty and Ivo Hugh.


Peter Sam and Duncan's train going through Pendre
Peter Sam and Duncan's train on Dolgoch Viaduct
Rusty's train at Abergynolwyn
Craft activities at Abergynolwyn Station
Miniature train rides along Abergynolwyn platform
Ivo Hugh running round at Nant Gwernol
Peter Sam and Rheneas pass each other at Abergynolwyn
Duncan pases through Abergynolwyn watched by a few admirers
Rusty's shuttle gets the 'Right Away!'
Ivo Hugh approaching Brynglas Station during the afternoon
Peter Sam back in the shed at Pendre at the end of a busy, but fun day

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Posted by Peter Bowyer on 5 June 2017

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