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Great Railway Eras

Festiniog 1946-55

The Pioneers' Stories

by Michael Davies & Vic Mitchell

This volume brings together the memories of some of those who visited the world famous two-foot gauge line during its closure period. It also contains a variety of stories of the initial revival work, many of which have not been recorded before. Numerous unpublished and fascinating photographs of the era are included to bring to life these unusual accounts.

 

Reviews:

'This gem of a book tells the story of many of those pioneers who strived to get the railway open... The pioneers telling their stories include Alan Garraway, Alan Pegler, Bill Broadbent and Norman Gurley who, with the two authors, help form an important piece of the social history of this famous line.'
(The Railway Magazine, September 2009)

Book Details

Author
Michael Davies & Vic Mitchell
Series
Great Railway Eras
Publisher
Middleton Press Ltd
Published
01 April 2007
ISBN
9781906008017
Language
English
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
240 x 174 mm
General
96 pages
120 photographs
large scale maps
other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Portmadoc 1-6,24-40
Boston Lodge 7-11,23,41-50,54-60
Minffordd 12-13,63-65
Tan y bwlch 14,69,73-74,79
Dduallt 15
Moelwyn Tunnel 16-17,80
Tanygrisiau 18-19,81-82
Blaenau Ffestiniog 20-22
Boston Lodge Halt 51-53,61-62
Penrhyn 66-68,75
Rhiw Goch 70
Cei Mawr 71
Bryn Mawr 76
Garnedd Tunnel 77-78
Glan y Pwll 83-85