The Talyllyn Railway is trying hard to improve its environmental image. We are conscious that some of our practices such as the burning of coal in our steam engines, use of diesel in other engines as well as the use of electricity and water have a negative impact on the environment. As a result, we are determined to work towards offsetting our carbon footprint and the first job is to establish what that actually is… watch this space!
Our Environmental Policy can be found here.
We are working to identify opportunities to establish better ways of working where we can.
Some examples of areas we are investigating are:
- Catering operations e.g. identifying alternatives for single-use plastics
- Sustainable woodland management e.g. following best practice guidance for the protection of wildlife and plants, planking felled trees for use in repairs and new projects on the railway
- We have had a composting toilet at Dolgoch station for several years now which uses only sawdust and no chemicals. The resulting compost is used on station gardens along the railway.
If you have any suggestions for areas in which we could improve please Contact Us.