Steam engine on the narrow gauge Talyllyn Railway

Vivienne Crow explores the railways, castle, beaches and wildlife of the Snowdonia and Gwynedd coast     

“GET YOUR HEAD IN!  TUNNEL COMING!” Coal smoke wafted through the tiny carriage’s open windows, bringing with it a hint of times past, as the steam engine passed under a bridge on the Talyllyn Railway. The young boy with his head stuck excitedly out of the window pulled it back in hurriedly. It was half-term and the train was packed with animated families a