HistoryPoints News

Sep 30, 2012

Flour power in Fairbourne

The tiny steam trains of the Fairbourne Railway wouldn't be there were it not for the McDougall flour ...
company. When Arthur McDougall established Fairbourne village, he needed a way to transport building materials. He built a tramway, where the horses were soon also pulling tourists along the track. The first miniature steam trains arrived when war exiled them from their usual fairgrounds and exhibitions. For more on the story, scan our QR codes at Fairbourne Railway stations, or click here