FANDOM



Talyllyn
Talyllyn
'
Details

Years built

1864

Builder

Fletcher Jennings, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Number Produced

Unknown

Years in Operation

1864-

Fleet Numbers

Works Number-42, Talyllyn Railway Number-1

Classification

originally 0-4-0ST, now 0-4-2ST

Number Preserved

Unknown

Number Scrapped

Unknown

Dimensions
(
l x w x h)

18' 1/2" long

Gauge

2'3"

V - E - T - D

Talyllyn is a 0-4-2 narrow gauge saddle tank engine. Talyllyn is a type of 0-4-0ST (later 0-4-2ST) narrow-gauge tank engine steam locomotive built in the 1860s by Fletcher Jennings of Whitehaven UK. Talyllyn was originally cabless, and had a short wheelbase and long rear overhang, which led to "her" rapid conversion to a "cabbed" 0-4-2ST shortly after it was first in service. Talyllyn was in a bad condition by 1945; it was laid aside and kept in storage. He was rebuilt in 1957-58 by Gibbons Bros. Ltd., but proved problematic and has undergone considerable modification since then, resulting in a much improved performance. Talyllyn still operates trains on the Talyllyn Railway today.

TriviaEdit

  • Talyllyn is sometimes given a molded face to resemble Skarloey, a fictional representation of him from The Railway Series books.
  • Talyllyn is one of the oldest operable steam locomotives in the world.
  • Talyllyn is the basis for Skarloey from Thomas & Friends.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.