Spectacular Talyllyn 150 ‘grand finale’ gala

TALYLLYN Railway’s The Grand Finale gala lived up to every expectation.

The Bluebell Railway’s standard gauge Fletcher, Jennings 158/1877 Captain Baxter (centre) in steam at 2ft 3in-gauge Talyllyn Railway’s Wharf station, flanked by 172L/1880 Townsend Hook (far side) and 173L/1880 William Finlay (near side). CLIFF THOMAS
The Bluebell Railway’s standard gauge Fletcher, Jennings 158/1877 Captain Baxter (centre) in steam at 2ft 3in-gauge Talyllyn Railway’s Wharf station, flanked by 172L/1880 Townsend Hook (far side) and 173L/1880 William Finlay (near side). CLIFF THOMAS

The July 1-3 event specifically celebrated the 150th birthday of TR’s Fletcher, Jennings 0-4-0WT No. 2 Dolgoch, while rounding off the series of events marking TR’s 150th anniversary.

Bluebell Railway’s standard gauge Fletcher, Jennings 158/1877 Captain Baxter, steaming at 2ft 3in-gauge Talyllyn Railway’s Wharf station, was unprecedented.

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