Special Appeals

The Talyllyn Railway often has special appeals for specific pieces of work.  Any donation, however small, helps towards meeting our target and we are very grateful for whatever you can spare.

Open Carriages Appeal – we need to raise £200,000

Can you help? Please donate to our Open Carriages Appeal

You can now Donate Online to the Open Carriages Appeal using BT MyDonate which accepts all major credit cards, and you can also ask for your donation to have Gift Aid added.

Our Open Carriages were built in the 1950’s as a quick and easy way to cater for the increasing numbers of passengers flocking to the Talyllyn Railway.  Since then, riding through the Fathew Valley in an Open Carriage has been an experience enjoyed by passengers young and old, two-legged and four… in all weathers!

We intend to rebuild our four Open Carriages with fully refurbished chassis. On top of which will be added completely new bodies, with a traditional appearance, but with an improved design and materials to reduce the level of maintenance required to maintain them, ensuring they are fit for the future.

Corris Coach No. 17 Restoration Appeal – Target £20,000

After nearly 60 years in service on the Talyllyn, the Corris Coach is in need of a major rebuild – the appeal was launched in August 2018 to raise £20,000, the response so far has been wonderful with over £10,100 raised.

Please click here to donate via JustGiving …and click here to follow the appeal on Facebook

Thank you for your donation.

Ty Dwr Appeal – Target £4,000

The Talyllyn Railway is going to restore the original 1865 watering point at Ty Dwr – the appeal was launched in November 2018, the response so far has seen over £365 raised.

Please click here to donate via JustGiving …and click here to follow the appeal on Facebook

Thank you for your donation.

Sir Haydn Appeal

Many thanks to all of you who have generously donated over the years.  We are delighted that No.3 ‘Sir Haydn’ is now back at the Railway after being expertly renovated by the Vale of Rheidol works in Aberystwyth.

The appeal raised over £130,000 – we are very grateful.  Here it is on it’s first passenger run: