|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.
- 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.
- "Railways Restored - Wales 2"