British Railways Vale of Rheidol - The Talyllyn Railway stamp

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THE TALYLLYN RAILWAY – Thematic postage stamp collection

The Talyllyn Railway Company founded in 1865 and incorporated by Act of Parliament on the 5th July that year, were soon actively engaged on the construction of the railway from Towyn up to the Bryii Eglwys Slate Quarries near Abcrgynolwyn. The two engines, No. 1 ‘TALYLLYN’ and No. 2 ‘DOLGOCH’ were delivered by their makers before the end of the year and were used in the construction work and are still in use. The first passengers were carried in 1867.


Under agreement with the Post Office, the following railways accept and convey letters, both on week-days and on Sundays, by the next available train or ship, cither to be called for at the station of address or to be transferred there to the post by the railway officials: all regions of British Rail (except London Transport Board and Mersey Section), Talyllyn, Festiniog, and Ulster Transport Authority.

The service is available between any two stations in Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the above railways; between Great Britain and Jersey, Guernsey and Douglas (Isle of Man); and from stations in Great Britain to the following ports in Northern Ireland: Belfast, Larnc and Londonderry.