Miniature Railway at Tanybwlch
Miniature Railway at Tanybwlch

In this weeks Throwback Thursday, we see the Miniature Railway in action at Tanybwlch Station on the Ffestiniog Railway, probably around the early 1980’s

The miniature railway ran down the side of the main car park at Tanybwlch station until it reached the sidings at the down frame of the station. The miniature railway was removed at some point later and is no trace exists.

If anyone has any ideas on what loco is featured, or any information about the miniature railway, we would love to know!

 

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  1. East Africa Railway Beyer Garratt.The EAR 59 class was a class of oil-fired 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge Garratt-type articulated steam locomotives. The 34 members of the class were built by Beyer, Peacock & Co. in Manchester, England, for the East African Railways (EAR). They entered service in 1955–56, and were the largest, heaviest and most powerful steam locomotives to operate on any metre gauge railway in the world.

  2. The EAR 59 class was a class of oil-fired 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge Garratt-type articulated steam locomotives. The 34 members of the class were built by Beyer, Peacock & Co. in Manchester, England, for the East African Railways (EAR). They entered service in 1955–56, and were the largest, heaviest and most powerful steam locomotives to operate on any metre gauge railway in the world.[1]

    • Hi Dave,

      Thanks for your comment and your information. We have certainly learnt something – its a shame that the railway is no longer there!

  3. The railway was installed in 1986 to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Ffestiniog Railway and ran until 1989. It used equipment from the private railway of the noted railway author, the late Brian Hollingsworth and my family helped with the track laying and the running along with the late Geof Hall who is pictured with the Garratt and did the necessary boiler certifications of the locos – three other steam locos ran there – a Darjeeling B class, Queen of Colorado (Denver & Rio Grand 2-8-2) and briefly in 1989, the re-gauged (from 10¼”) Bullock 4-6-2 “White Fire”. In the 1989 season we also ran a RhB Crocodile (battery powered)

    Does anyone have video footage of the railway they would be prepared to see published?

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