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The Talyllyn Railway ‘Ghost Train’
Rheilffordd Talyllyn (the Talyllyn Railway) is a narrow-gauge railway running for just over 7 miles from Tywyn to Nant Gwernol. It opened in 1866, being laid down to carry slate from the quarries at Bryn Eglwys down to the coast at Tywyn, and it was the first narrow gauge railway in the United Kingdom to be authorised to take passengers under steam haulage by an ‘Act of Parliament’. The railway was also the first in the World to be conserved as a heritage railway by volunteers in 1951. It is now a popular tourist attraction.
It is alleged that the railway is haunted by a ‘ghost train’. Locals of Dolgoch Falls have reported that they have heard train whistles and seen train lights late at night, in the vicinity of the Dolgoch Falls viaduct, but the trains do not run at night.