Talyllyn 150 Reflections - Remembering the Talyllyn Railway's 150th Anniversary Celebrations

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Talyllyn 150 Reflections - Remembering the Talyllyn Railway's 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Edited by Ian Drummond

Book published by Holne in 2016, 64 pages. A4 size paperback (N7079)

From the rear side cover: Between 2014 and 2016 the Talyllyn Railway held a series of events and galas to celebrate its 150th Anniversary. Between them they reflected the life of the railway from its earliest times up until the present day.

These events caused quite a stir through the railway community including the surprise repainting of both the railway's original locomotives. Two galas in particular broke new ground for the railway by offering never before seen gatherings of locomotives.

In July 2015 the railway welcomed the locomotives Prince and Russell to run on specially laid sections of track at Tywyn Wharf station. The first narrow gauge locomotives of a gauge other than the Talyllyn's ever to be in steam on the railway's property. A year later for 'The Grand Finale' gala there was a unique gathering of all the surviving UK-based Fletcher Jennings locomotives at Tywyn Wharf. This included Captain Baxter which became the first standard gauge locomotive ever to be steamed on the railway's property.

This book records these celebrations in over 160 photographs taken by a number of photographers which seek to capture these events and also reflect their many different aspects. These are complimented with captions by Ian Drummond author of Rails Along The Fathew: The Story of the Talyllyn Railway.

The book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.