Chronology 1927-1946

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1927 to 1946 - A steady decline[edit]

Chronology
Pre 1830 1830 - 1862 1863 - 1889 1890 - 1926 1927 - 1946 1947 - 1954 1955 - 1958 1959 - 1982 1983 - 1994 1995 - date

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A table of key events in the history of the Festiniog Railway 1927 to 1946
Year Day Month Event Source
1929 . . Little Giant withdrawn
1930 . Oct Ordinary winter passenger services suspended Winton
1930 . . James Spooner condemned
1931 . Nov Death of Colonel Stephens Winton
1932 . May Livingston Thompson renamed Taliesin
1936 12 Dec BBC Centenary Year radio programme (recordings made in October) Winton
1937 . . Palmerston withdrawn from traffic
1937 . . Welsh Highland effectively stopped running
1939 15 Sep Passenger services suspended and cease
1940 . . Welsh Pony withdrawn
1940 . . Gravity working ceased Winton
1942 . . Palmerston used as stationary boiler
1942 xx Jan Tryfan Junction reached by northern gang; Bryngwyn Branch then lifted. WHHJ
1942 06 Jan Pitt's Head to Hafod Ruffydd section requisitioned by War Office, so that slate wagon marked targets could be used for gunnery practice. WHHJ
1942 xx Mar Arthur Rimmer suggests that a book should be written'about this very interesting line'. WHHJ
1942 16 Apr Further legal opinion received regarding the lease and winding up process WHHJ
1942 xx May Dinas Junction reached by the demolition train. Russell purchased by the Brymbo Steel Co, for use at Hook Norton ironstone mines WHHJ
1942 20 May Buffet Car sold by Cohens, complete with bogies, for £30 to Henry Parry of Waunfawr WHHJ
1942 29 May Meeting called by requisitioning shareholders, W. Cradoc Davies, R Freeman and C Colley appointed WHR Directors purely to accept the winding up summons WHHJ
1942 xx Jun Croesor Junction reached by southern gang. Pitt's Head to Hafod Ruffydd section left in situ for War Dept gunnery practice. WHHJ
1942 xx Aug Baldwin 590 cut up at Dinas Junction. WHHJ
1942 xx Nov Ramblers Association appeal for the trackbed to be used as a footpath - again. WHHJ
1942 03 Nov FR Co. gained approval to agree to surrender the lease. WHHJ
1942 12 Nov Letter from Robert Evans to J .A. Iggulden, "I am also very glad to hear that we are getting rid of the WHR and trust that it will not be long before everything is cleared up". WHHJ
1942 03 Dec Caernarvon County Council voted to support the Ramblers Association appeal. WHHJ
1942 31 Dec FR Co. relinquishes Welsh Highland Railway lease. WHHJ
1946 9 Aug Official Cessation of FR Co. Service
Chronology
Pre 1830 1830 - 1862 1863 - 1889 1890 - 1926 1927 - 1946 1947 - 1954 1955 - 1958 1959 - 1982 1983 - 1994 1995 - date

Day Log

Accident Record

"Legend"
Changes Engines People
Dividend Payout Literature BOT/HMRI
History Stations Carriages

See also[edit]