Talyllyn Railway coach appeal has donation via sock

Corris No. 17
Credit: Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway have announced that they have received a donation towards the work taking place on Corris Railway Coach No.17 through a sock.

Five-year-old Owen Jones has the Talyllyn Railway in his blood, his grandfather, Gareth, is a volunteer driver on the Railway and is a member of the Railway Company’s Board. His father, Neil, is a volunteer fireman on the railway.

Upon hearing of the appeal to raise £20,000, Owen searched his house to gather up the loose change he had and put it in an old sock and asked his grandfather to hand it to the fund.

Gareth handed the sock over to the Railway’s General Manager, Stuart Williams and when the money was counted 83p was added to the Appeal.

The sock though was returned to its owner.

What did the officials say?

Stuart Williams commented:

‘So far we have raised over £4,000 towards the restoration of carriage No.17 in just over a month, but we still have a long way to go so ever penny counts. We are very grateful to Owen for his contribution. If every visitor to the Railway gave us 83p we’d very quickly reach our target. Thank you Owen, and the Jones family for your support.’

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.

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