Railway Adventure

by L.T.C. Rolt

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ISBN 978-1-908555-07-6 mobi

ISBN 978-1-908555-08-3 ePub

Published May 2013

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Crossing the ViaductRailway Adventure is Tom Rolt’s vivid and amusing tale of the small group of amateur railwaymenwho, against great odds, made their dream of running their own railway come true. First established by Act of Parliament in 1865 as a narrow gauge slate railway, in 1951 it was threatened with closure and only rescued for posterity by Tom Rolt and a small band of dedicated volunteers. The Talyllyn Railway went on to become the world’s first Heritage Railway.

The new ebook edition of Railway Adventure contains more than eighty, high resolution photographs of the line and the people and trains who worked on it. The book is delightful reading for railway devotees and lovers of the beautiful Welsh countryside which it so beautifully describes.

The Talyllyn Railway still runs today, in a remote and beautiful valley in the Merioneth mountains, and ten percent of the price of every copy sold price will be donated to the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society.

“Today there are upwards of one hundred preserved railways and steam centres across the country, and in some small way all of them owe a debt to L.T.C. Rolt and his accomplices, whose indomitable pioneering spirit and willingness to accept the call of adventure left an extraordinary legacy for future generations.” HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.

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Works Train“Come and join this railway adventure set amidst the magnificent mountain background of Wales – this should appeal to a whole new generation of enthusiasts” Steam Railway News

“This book remains essential reading, not only for those who love this corner of Wales and its railway, but all who have a genuine interest in what motivates people to try and preserve this part of our heritage” Push and Pull