Part 1: The Quarry at Bryneglwys
The history of the Talyllyn Railway is inextricably tied up with the history of Bryn Eglwys slate quarry...
Part 2: The Railway is built
In 1863 a group of Manchester cotton mill owners, concerned about shortage of cotton supplies owing to the American civil war, sought to diversify into slate mining.
Part 3: Passenger traffic starts
Once construction of the line was complete, it was inspected by Captain Henry Tyler of the Board of Trade.