150th anniversary of Dolgoch finale

Monday 11th July 2016 2:17 pm
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The unique line-up of Fletcher, Jennings locomotives on display at Tywyn Wharf during ‘The Grand Finale’ gala. Left to Right: Townsend Hook, Captain Baxter, Dolgoch, William Finlay and Talyllyn. (Photo: D. Turner)

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THERE was an unique gathering of locomotives at Tywyn Wharf station last weekend as the Talyllyn Railway concluded its series of special galas to celebrate its 150th Anniversary.

Called ‘The Grand Finale’ the gala lived up to its name by bringing together all five of the surviving locomotives based in the UK built by the firm of Fletcher, Jennings & Co. of Whitehaven, Cumbria.

These included not only the railway’s own original locomotives No.1 Talyllyn and No.2 Dolgoch, but also three locomotives originally built for a quarry in at Betchworth in Surrey.

See the full story in this Thursday’s Meirionnydd edition of the Cambrian News

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