As the Talyllyn Railway’s Locomotive No.4 centenary draws to a close, another object connected with the locomotive.
While most Talyllyn steam locomotives only carry a cast nameplate, number plates are sometimes used for special occasions. Although not historically correct, locomotive No.4 was painted in Great Western Railway livery to represent what the locomotive might have looked like while on the Corris Railway, during the GWR ownership period. This included a GWR style number plate. In reality, the GWR altered the original works plate to include the number 4 as featured earlier in the year.