Steam in Britain - Wales

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 7th November 2011 by Liam Physick

This extract from the Steam in Britain map shows the locations of steam railways in Wales. Wales is home to arguably Britain’s most famous heritage railway - the Talyllyn Railway - the first heritage railway in the world. It is number 20 on this map. A narrow-gauge railway, it has become a major tourist attraction since preservation in 1951. It is the inspiration for the Skarloey Railway, a fictional narrow-gauge railway that features in The Railway Series: the locomotives on the Skarloey Railway are based on engines from the Talyllyn, and many of the stories set there are based on real incidents from the famous preserved line, where the Reverend W. Awdry, the author of The Railway Series, volunteered as a guard

Steam in Britain - Wales

Tagged under: steam locomotives, heritage railways, steam in britain, talyllyn railway, the railway series

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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