Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Talyllyn Railway Heritage Award

30 October 2011

Wales' Talyllyn Railway, the first volunteer-run railway in the world, has become the 67th winner of the Institution's Engineering Heritage Award. Originally opened in 1865, the railway was bought by the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society in 1951 who have kept the Victorian steam trains running ever since. One of the first volunteers to work the line was Reverend W Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, who used tales from his days as a volunteer in his books.

Clips:

Talyllyn on BBC Wales

: BBC profile the railway to mark its Heritage Award, interviewing Prof Isobel Pollock, President Elect, and Julian Stow, a Talyllyn volunteer.

Duration: 2:54