Biography of James Cholmeley Russell (1841-1912), the barrister, financier, property developer and railway entrepreneur. He was a key shareholder of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways company from which the Welsh Highland Railway Company ultimately emerged.
Regularly updated and revised as more information comes to light.
Russell's Scottish house is now a charming family run Lochside Hotel called Creagmhor Lodge. Picture shows JCR with Blackie, "the dog that owned its master". Click the post title above for the hotel link