29th & 30th September 1962

Tallyllyn Railway Preservation Society
10th TRPS Special Train
(A.G.M. Special)

Locos Used 6000 'King George V', 7801 'Anthony Manor' & 7314
Stock Used 'Bristolian' stock

Route : 1Z85 throughout

Date(s) Loco(s) Route
29/09 6000 London Paddington - West Ruislip - High Wycombe - Birmingham Snow Hill - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury - Ruabon
29/09 7801 + 7314 Ruabon - Llangollen - Corwen - Bala Junction - Dolgellau - Morfa Mawddach
29/09 7801 + 7314 (1) Morfa Mawddach - Barmouth Ferry - Towyn
29/09-30/09 ?7801 + 7314? Towyn - Dovey Junction - Welshpool - Shrewsbury - Wolverhampton
30/09 ?6000? Wolverhampton - Banbury - Oxford - Thame - Greenford - London Paddington

Notes :
The book 'Talyllyn Railway A.G.M. Specials' records that a complex set of moves were required for the run-round of the locomotives after the train arrived at the Ruabon - Barmouth platform at Morfa Mawddach. Once the engines had been run-round it is commented that the train was propelled north towards the viaduct to clear the junction before heading south along the coast.
(2) Details of the run undertaken on the Tallyllyn Railway is also required, or was it freedom of the line using service trains? Terry Dorrity comments:
No 1 'Talyllyn' worked a train from Towyn Wharf that connected with the special. No 4 'Edward Thomas' also hauled a train. No 6 'Douglas' was also in steam but I don't think it worked a train (reserve engine?)

Sources : Terry Dorrity, David Whittaker & book: 'Talyllyn Railway A.G.M. Specials'

Photo Review
(all photos: Terry Dorrity)

6000 heads northwards through Birmingham Snow Hill.

7801 & 7314 catching the sun at Ruabon.

No 1 'Talyllyn' at Towyn Wharf station with a train connecting
with the special

From the Andrew Fairholm ticket collection.

Timings (as advertised)
(from Terry Dorrity)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 08.00d 07.30a
Birmingham Snow Hill 10.30d ?
Shrewsbury 11.30d ?
Towyn 15.00a 23.30d

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