Chronology 1947-1954

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1947 to 1954 - A New Hope[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 1947 to 1954
Year Day Month Event Source
1947 . . Bill Broadbent surveys the line Wiki
1949 . . Boyd's 'Narrow Gauge Rails to Portmadoc' published Winton
1950 . Apr 1949 Group hold a public meeting in Portmadoc Town Hall Winton
1950 9 Nov Extraordinary General Meeting of FR Company decides to apply to Ministry of Transport for an Abandonment Order Winton
1951 27 Jul A 17 year old Leonard Heath Humphrys writes a letter to the Railway Gazette Winton
1951 . Sep As a result of his 27 July Railway Gazette letter, Leonard Heath Humphrys calls a meeting at the Club Room of the Bristol Railway Circle - the 'Bristol Meeting' Winton
1951 8 Oct Following September meeting a second meeting is held at Old Bull Inn at Barnet where a 'Legal Committee' is formed Winton
1953 . Jan Alan Pegler, Trevor Bailey and Les Smith visit Portmadoc 'on a visit of inspection' Winton
1954 24 Jun Control of Railway passed into Alan Peglers hands Winton
1954 . . Shares of Railway Company transferred to non-profit making Trust Winton
1954 21 Sep Allan Garraway, Bill Harvey and Morris Jones get The Simplex 'working' and it 'ran across the Britannia Bridge for petrol' Johnson
1954 23 Sep 'A press call was arranged and The Simplex hauled two coaches - No. 10 (now Van 2) and No. 17 - across to Portmadoc' Johnson & Winton
1954 6 Nov Special train commemorating Robert Evans' 61 years with the Railway run from Portmadoc to Minffordd Johnson
1954 24 Dec Festiniog Railway Society Ltd registered Winton
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

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