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Press Release - A Triple First on the Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway probably scored a world first recently when a set of triplets were all passed their training as Assistant Guards on the same day.


Jake, Ross and Joe Waddington all came through their assessment with flying colours and have moved to the next level of training before becoming guards on the Railway.

The brothers, who are local residents, have been volunteering on the Railway for a couple of years. In order to make sure they could all qualify together special arrangements were made for them all to be assessed on the same day.

Commenting on the brothers’ achievements, Ian Drummond chairman of the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society said:

‘Joe, Jake and Ross have contributed a great deal to the Railway already. Their positive attitude in all that they do has won them many friends on the Railway and we look forward to seeing them progress further in the years ahead.’

The photo shows the Waddington brothers (Left to Right) Jake, Joe and Ross, pose in front of locomotive No.6 ‘Douglas’. On the footplate are Rob and Jo Plumridge.

(Photo: Matthew Wear

For further information about this press release please e-mail: pressoffice [at] talyllyn [dot] co [dot] uk.

The Waddington brothers (Left to Right) Jake, Joe and Ross in front of No 6

Posted by Peter Bowyer on 25 August 2017

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