Continuing the theme of timetables, the Talyllyn Railway started the world’s first preserved railway passenger service on 14th May 1951. The date chosen was Whit Monday, a public bank holiday at the time. Whit Monday falls seven weeks after Easter, so 70 years ago services started on 2nd June. The timetable shows the service of two trains a day, with an evening train on Wednesdays and weekdays in high summer.
By 1964, Easter train services were operated, continuing with a Friday only service until Whit weekend.