We are delighted that John Snell agreed to our reprinting this novel, originally published in 1958, shortly after he graduated, and following his experiences helping to keep the Talyllyn running.
As far as we know, this is the only family saga ever written set on a narrow gauge railway - not surprisingly a Welsh one in this case. The Gwernal Valley Railway is fictitious, but embodies the characteristics of many Welsh narrow gauge lines, and this truly delightful book chronicles four generations of the Roberts family, and their adventures as they work on the railway, from Owen who joins as a teenager when it is being built, to Gwilym who final moves away after it is shut.
The 22 drawings by G.K. Sewell compliment the story beautifully. Suitable for ages 14 or so upwards. 184 pages. Paperback. Camden.