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The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Event organised by ICE

16 June 2022

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Join ICE Hereford and Worcester for a presentation focused on the history of the light railway that connects towns from Welshpool to Llanfair and continues to carry passengers through the Welsh countryside.

Illustrated with recent archive images and presented by Roger Cragg, the webinar will tell the railways story from opening, closure and resurrection through a pictorial trip along the line. This will be followed by a review of the interesting collection of locomotives and rolling stock from around the world currently running on the railway.


Roger Cragg

Roger Cragg

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

assistant operating officer

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Roger Cragg

Roger Cragg retired from his position as Principal Lecturer at, what is now, Coventry University at the end of 1986. Between 1977 and 2014 he was the West Midlands Regional Panel Member of the Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) at the Institution of Civil Engineers.

For several years Roger held the post of Assistant Operating Officer. He was an active volunteer on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway for over 30 years, acting as a guard, signalman, station master and diesel locomotive driver. He has currently given over 430 talks to a total audience of over 15,000 in local schools, clubs and societies.

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Daniel Stanyard