Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Operations

TR August 2007

Pictures taken by Bill during August on the TR and Fairbourne Railway.

Sat 11 August
This picture was taken at 09:42. Not true when they say my ECS are always late into Wharf. Left of the picture, Ray Oliver does the function test - now retired from the tv fizzy drinks advertising campaigns Apologies for the bluryness on this picture - it's not a mirage - Staff repair the West End Platform at Abergynolwyn Tom with his head out of the window on the evening trip on the Fairbourne Railway. The train was headed out to the Point. It was raining quite heavily at the time
Sarah and Sam pose for the photo under tha canopy at the Point Kate's on the fruit juice again 
Monday 13 August
Sarah it always helps if you have your eyes open when driving towards a set of buffers. Luckily she stopped short. She muttered something about using the Force! With a clear chimney, the Standard Class 4 travels north along the Cambrian Coast, approaching Tywyn ... and again
Cambrian Coast Express - 76079 glides into Tywyn Station ... and again Only cought on camera a few times, Sarah with her antanae extended. Luckily we were on No 7 - more head room than No 3
Nick Griffiths - FR Volunteer on No 7 No 1 sit patiently at Brynglas for the crossing. Fantastic engine. This was No 1's first day back on Passenger Trains since it's rebuild Blockman prepares to exchange the token. On the left, David watches his train
No 1. For those who have been lucky enough to have been on it since it's overhaul will understand what I mean when I say 'What a machine!' No 7 waits at Brynglas for No 1. Artistic Picture 1 Artistic Picture 2
Sarah forces a smile, as she sits on No 7 David and Bill Tyndall on No 1 as it glides through Brynglas ... and again
Not sure whether Bill is trying to fall out or pat Sarah. Neither of which happened I must say 
Tuesday 14 August
Sherpa stands on the traverser at Fairbourne. For those that know, the manifold is isolated in this picture! Hard to tell, through all the rain, but you can just about make the Cambrian Coast Steam crossing Barmouth Bridge Mouse with Sherpa at the Point. Just off shot is the first of many Panini's consumed that day
Yeo passes Sherpa at the half-way point. This was Bill's first solo drive, after passing out as Driver. Just to the right of shot, the shovel is neatly located on the tender! Mouse runs round the train on Sherpa at Fairbourne One of the neighbours asks Mouse whether he'll be emptying the bins later that day
Wednesday 15 August
Mouse on No 1. This was the first day that No 1 was release to the Operating Department following it's most recent overhaul No 1 at Wharf waiting to pull the 11:40 - 6 mins before departure No 1 sits in the sun at Brynglas
Bill Tyndall passed on No 2 - looking where he is going obviously. Good job he hasn't got to steering as well hey! When asked 'What's it like to be back on No 1...' 
Thursday 16 August
Standard Class 4 approaches Tywyn south-bound Standard Class 4 departs Tywyn. View is from Wharf Bridge ... and again
David, Keith, Andy and the Fox's wait for the Cambrian Train 76079 whisles as it goes past 76079 heads towards Aberdyfi
Friday 17 August
Panda shunts coaches on No 6 in the middle road, while No 1 sits at the heads of the train ILO checks over No 1 at Brynglas. Seems to have cought the eye of the passenger in the first coach. She put her glases on later Alex passes by on No 3
Marc Smith and ILO on No 1 as it runs around the train at Nant Gernol ... and again 

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