Tom Rolt's vivid and amusing tale of the small group of amateur railwaymen who, 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 Rolt and a small band of dedicated volunteers. The Talyllyn Railway went on to become the world's first Heritage Railway.
Railway Adventurecontains 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 describes so well.
"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, Prince of Wales