Weekly Exhibit

The museum has received a number of books recently, including this topical book on the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, which is celebrating 60 years of operation by the Society.

Following closure by British Railways in 1956, and a long period of uncertainty, the ‘Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Company Limited’ was able to lease most of the railway. Excluded from the agreement was the section which ran through Welshpool’s streets including the railway’s headquarters. The new Company was forced to move its operation to Llanfair.