Everything and anything goes at Talyllyn event

THE Talyllyn Railway marked the first occasion in many years that all of its steam and diesel locos were in working order with an Anything Goes event on June 16.

Hughes 0-4-2ST No. 3 Sir Haydn is now back in service following overhaul, Kerr, Stuart 0-4-2ST No. 4 Edward Thomas is back in traffic following wheelset attention, and Baguley Drewry diesel No. 11 Trecwn is also now painted and fitted with air braking,

Approaching Pendre, arranged in Talyllyn numerical order: Leading are Fletcher, Jennings 0-4-2ST No. 1 Talyllyn and 0-4-0T No. 2 Dolgoch, followed by Hughes 0-4-2ST No. 3 Sir Haydn, Kerr, Stuart 0-4-2ST No. 4 Edward Thomas, Barclay 0-4-0WT No. 6 Douglas, and Talyllyn 0-4-2T No. 7 Tom Rolt. BARBARA FULLER

The window for such an opportunity was narrow since Fletcher, Jennings 0-4-2ST No. 1 Talyllyn was withdrawn for overhaul on June 18.

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The day was rounded off by all six TR locos departing Tywyn Wharf around 18.15 in company to Pendre.

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