Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society 1950

Nationality:
British
based:
Birmingham, Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

In 1950, a group of enthusiasts, led by the engineer and author L.T.C. Rolt, sought to prevent the Talyllyn Railway's closure and scrapping. Through the financial backing of Lady Haydn Jones, the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society was allowed to take over the running of the line, which continues to this day (2008).