Saturday 23rd March Book Launch

Yesterday, the museum hosted a book launch for two new books in the ‘Recollections Series’ published by Silver Link Books. The Talyllyn Railway book is a joint effort by authors, and long time Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society members, Nigel Adams and Bob Cambridge. The Fairbourne Railway book is by Nigel Adams, with help from his son, Justin.

The Archbishop of Wales (also the Bishop of Bangor), Andrew John, performed the book launch in the Museum, and afterwards Archbishop Andrew travelled on the train that departed at 2.10pm.

Nigel Adams commented that he hoped that these books will be a valuable ‘publicity tool’ for both the Talyllyn Railway and the Fairbourne Railway, and bring some extra visitors to both railways.

Weekly Exhibit

A sledge-braked wagon from the Furzebrook Tramway in Dorset.. The wagon is on loan to the Purbeck Mining Museum at Norden which is part of the Swanage Railway Trust.

Coronation Day

On Saturday, the headboard from the collection was used for a second time in 70 years on a Coronation Day. A new headboard was also carried during the day.