|BC413H||Great British Railways - Great Little Trains of Wales||£40.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 19/08/2010
Issue Name: Great British Railways - Great Little Trains of Wales
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The Talyllyn Railway starts from Tywyn on the mid Wales coast. Opened in 1865, the line - which is a narrow guage powered by coal fired steam locomotives, was built to carry slate from quarries in the hills. This lovely Great Little Trains of Wales cover features the full set of Great British Railways stamps issued in 2010 and pays homage to the Talyllyn Railway, with a Tywyn Gwynedd postmark.
The engineer was James Swinton Spooner, elder brother of Charles Easton Spooner, who had introduced steam to the Ffestiniog Railway and whose father James had built the Ffestiniog Railway.
Today the Talyllyn Railway is still very much the railway it always was, a rural byway where the pace of life is gentle, the average speed of the train is nine miles per hour, and passengers can have an unhurried journey along the beautiful and unspoilt Fathew Valley. Both the original locomotives and all the original carriages remain in regular use to this day.
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