The performance of Talyllyn Railway since passenger trains resumed in May has been hailed by general manager Stuart Williams.
As the famous festive song says, Santa Claus is coming to town this Christmas and this year he’s arriving in Mid Wales by train!
Talyllyn Railway ran a special slate train on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the announcement of the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The railway is named as part of the new World Heritage Site because it was the first Welsh narrow gauge slate railway to be designed for steam haulage from the outset and the world’s first preserved railway.
The engineering manager on the Flying Scotsman restoration project at the National Railway Museum has been recruited by leading independent lubricant, oil and grease company Morris Lubricants.
Simon Holroyd, from Halifax, who has helped to restore a series of famous locomotives, has taken up a sales role as Heritage Account Manager with the Shrewsbury-based firm.
The reopening of Talyllyn Railway in its 70th anniversary year has begun.
King’s Café at Wharf Station is open with heated outdoor seating under the main station canopy, as well as further covered space under a pair of marquees.
A project by the world’s first preserved railway in Mid Wales to buy three new train carriages has received a £300,000 boost from the Welsh Coastal Communities Fund.
The £450,000 project will allow Talyllyn Railway, which runs from the coastal resort of Tywyn, to take 155-year-old original carriages out of daily service to preserve as much of their historic fabric as possible.