Talyllyn Railway Launches ‘The 75 Appeal’ - HPA

Talyllyn Railway Launches ‘The 75 Appeal’

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In 2023 HPA Architects were delighted to be awarded the contract for the Talyllyn Railway project, chosen to lead the design of the ‘Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future’ redevelopment aimed at updating facilities following a successful funding award from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Having completed the first round of feasibility studies, HPA is proud to support Talyllyn Railway as they launch ‘The 75 Appeal’ to help raise further funds to proceed with the options HPA provided, with hopes that the redevelopment will be underway for the railway’s 75th Anniversary as the World’s First Preserved Railway, in 2026.

Talyllyn is located in Snowdonia Wales, approximately 30 miles North of Aberystwyth. The railway passes through the picturesque Welsch countryside offering views of mountains, forests and rivers. The railway was originally built to carry slate from the quarries in the hills, once the quarries closed the railway received no investment leading to the formation of the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society. The society was formed to preserve one of the oldest narrow gauge railways inn 1951 Talyllyn railway became the worlds first preserved railway.

Zoe Hooton – Conservation Architect of the project – explains, ‘this appeal is to assist in preserving the important buildings of the railway but in so doing provide modern, inclusive facilities for the many volunteers”.

Donations to The 75 Appeal can be made at: http://donate.talyllyn.co.uk/appeal/home/the75appeal

Or to become a member of ‘The 75 Club’ of regular donors, go to: http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/75appeal

To discover more about this “railway with a heart of gold” visit their website: www.talyllyn.co.uk

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