'Talyllyn', steam locomotive class 0-4-2ST
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Talyllyn', steam locomotive class 0-4-2ST at Tywyn Pendre, Wales, 1939. This locomotive no 2 ran on the Talyllyn Railway. It was built by Fletcher Jennings of Whitehaven in 1865 as a 0-4- 0ST. This engine was used as a model for the 'Skarloey' character in the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' series of children's books written by Reverend W Awdry. The books were later adapted into a successful television series narrated by former Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr. Photograph by Patrick Ransome-Wallis.