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60th Anniversary of the Coronation
In 1953 the Talyllyn Railway was the only preserved line running trains. Coronation Day on 2nd June that year was a public holiday and the railway ran specially decorated trains, local school children enjoyed a free ride up the line.
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the coronation we will be recreating these ‘Coronation Trains’, using the same carriages and locomotive. The trains will event run to the same timetable used in 1953! Gareth Jones, who was the fireman in 1953, will place the decorative headboard on the train as he did in 60 years ago.
Please note that the timetable advertised in our leaflet for Sunday 2nd June has been amended to accommodate the Coronation trains, with trains running up to 15 minutes later. Please see the full timetable for the day below.
P trains are available to the public without reservation (except groups).
CT trains are the 'Coronation trains' there are a limited number of seats available, reservations are required - see below.
The Coronation Trains ( CT ) use the original 1860s carriages that were used on Coronation day in 1953. There are limited numbers of seats available so reservations are recommended. To reserve a ticket please email enquiries [at] talyllyn [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Coronation%20Train%202%20June%20Reservation) . Children under 16 travel FREE on the cornation trains if they have a reservation.
Other trains ( P ) are available without reservation at the normal fares (except large groups).