Talyllyn Railway appoints new engineering manager

Talyllyn Railway’s new general and engineering managers, Tracey Parkinson and Stephen Davis in front of locomotive No.1 ‘Talyllyn’ at Tywyn Wharf station. (Photo: B. Fuller)

Talyllyn Railway has appointed a new engineering manager. Stephen Davis joins the railway with extensive engineering experience having originally served an apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter.

Most recently he has been employed as an engineering co-ordinator, overseeing a team of technicians including being responsible for training and Health and Safety procedures.


Currently based in the West Midlands, Stephen has had a holiday home in Tywyn for many years and is looking forward to moving to the area. Among his other interests are kayaking and swimming.


“Working with the Talyllyn Railway, with its rich history and position in the tourist industry, will be a great challenge and an exciting opportunity,” he said


Talyllyn Railway’s interim managing director David Ventry said “We are delighted to have found such an experienced person to fill this role. Stephen brings with him a wealth of knowledge which will serve us well. He also loves the area and the railway and recognises the key role we play in the economy of the region.”