6th September 1959

The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (West Riding Branch)
Talyllyn Scenic Rail Tour

DMUs Used E50644+E59388+E50622, E50616+E56207, E50620+E59386+E50642
Loco Used 'Edward Thomas' (1)

Route :

Traction Route
as listed Leeds City - Huddersfield - Manchester Victoria - Warrington Bank Quay - Chester - Ruabon - Oswestry - Welshpool - Machynlleth - Aberdovey (2) - Towyn
Edward Thomas Towyn Wharf - Nant Gwernol
Edward Thomas Nant Gwernol - Towyn Wharf
as listed Aberdovey - Towyn - Barmouth Jn
as listed Barmouth Jn - Dolgellau - Bala Jn - Ruabon - Chester - Warrington - Manchester Victoria - Huddersfield - Leeds City

Notes :
(1) Photographic evidence suggests there may have been more than one train on the TR, else the information above that '
Edward Thomas' was used throughout is incorrect. The photo offered shows 1 'Talyllyn' with RCTS headboard entering Towyn Station with a full train of passengers...
(2) Passengers had an option to alight at Aberdovey for the day, or stay on to Towyn for the Talyllyn Railway.

Sources : David Hills & John Debens

Photo Review

1 'Talyllyn' with RCTS headboard entering Towyn Station with a full train of
passengers (photo: The John Debens Collection)

All above tickets from The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Leeds City 09.33d 22.11a
Huddersfield 10.04d 21.43a
Manchester Exchange 10.50d 20.50a
Warrington Bank Quay (11.15d) (20.20a)
Aberdovey 14.54a -
Towyn 15.00a 17.10d
Aberdovey - 16.55d

Connecting train (service train?)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Bradford Exchamge 08.40d 22.52a
Leeds Central ??.??a -
Halifax - ?
Huddersfield - ??.??d

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