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2017 August - Talyllyn Railway Victorian Weekend and Flower Train

Over the weekend we held our Victorian Weekend, an opportunity for travellers, staff and volunteers to dress up in their finery. 


Revellers at Wharf were also able to partake of one of the several ales and ciders available at the Beer Festival, while listening to a traditional fairground organ and watching steam trains pootle by. Younger visitors were encouraged to try out the Victorian Schoolroom in the Slater Room and enjoy the Railway Children Theatre performance in the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum.

Up at Abergynolwyn visitors took part in typical Victorian craft activities (the entertainment of the day!), including making rag rugs, peg dolls, toy boats and trying decoupage and sampler work. Hopscotch and marbles lessons were also available.

On Tuesday evening the Annual Floral Train went up the line. It was, as always, beautifully decorated by Tywyn Garden Club. The Cor Meibion Bro Dysynni Male Voice Choir entertained everyone at Abergynolwyn.

Photos by Barbara Fuller, Rob Langham and Darren Turner.



No 1 Talyllyn at Wharf - a typical scene over our Victorian Weekend
A Victorian garbed Guard checking tickets at Wharf
Waving the train off at Wharf
Trying out the Victorian Schoolroom in the Slater Room at Wharf
The Shandmason Steam Fire Engine from Cheshire Fire Brigade at Wharf
Victorian passengers trying out one of our more new-fangled carriages
Demonstrating Victorian crafts at Abergynolwyn
Our Victorian passengers pose with No 7 Tom Rolt at Abergynolwyn
No 1 Talyllyn approaches Rhydyronen with the beautifully decorated Floral Train
The Floral Train at Rhydyronen on 8 August

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Posted by Peter Bowyer on 10 August 2017

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