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The Ffestiniog Railway

Author : Clifford Stanley Thomas
ISBN : 1841146005
Genre : Railroads
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The Ffestiniog Railway is a line of immense historical significance, world renowned for its success and innovation. Part of the 'Railway Moods' series, this book charts the history of the railway.

The George England Locomotives Of The Ffestiniog Railway

Author : Dan Quine
ISBN : OCLC:1063638286
Genre : Locomotives
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Festiniog 150

Author : Peter Johnson
ISBN : 0711016585
Genre : Narrow gauge railroads
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The Ffestiniog Railway Paintings

Author : Philip J. Hawkins
ISBN : 1843063344
Genre : Railroads in art
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Edward Paget-Tomlinson produced 37 colour paintings of scenes of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways; all of them depict scenes from Victorian times through to closure in 1946. This book looks at Paget-Tomlinson's art, as well as including a history of the Ffestiniog Railway.

Festiniog Railway Volume 2

Author : Peter Johnson
ISBN : 9781473896284
Genre : Transportation
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Opened in 1836 as a horse tramway using gravity to carry slate from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog, by the 1920s the Festiniog Railway had left its years of technical innovation and high profits long behind. After the First World War, the railway’s path led inexorably to closure, to passengers in 1939 and goods in 1946. After years of abandonment, visionary enthusiasts found a way to take control of the railway and starting its restoration in 1955\. Not only did they have to fight the undergrowth, they also had to fight a state-owned utility which had appropriated a part of the route. All problems were eventually overcome and a 2½ mile deviation saw services restored to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1982. Along the way, the railway found its old entrepreneurial magic, building new steam locomotives and carriages, and rebuilding the Welsh highland Railway, to become a leading 21st century tourist attraction. Historian Peter Johnson, well known for his books on Welsh railways, has delved into the archives and previously untapped sources to produce this new history, a must-read for enthusiasts and visitors alike. The Festiniog Railway’s pre-1921 history is covered in Peter Johnson’s book, Festiniog Railway the Spooner era and after 1830-1920, also published by Pen & Sword Transport.

Articles On Ffestiniog Railway Including Blaenau Ffestiniog Fairlie Locomotive Porthmadog Welsh Highland Railway Boston Lodge Porthmadog Cross

Author : Hephaestus Books
ISBN : 1242686053
Genre : Social Science
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Ffestiniog Railway.More info: The Ffestiniog Railway is a narrow gauge heritage railway, located in Gwynedd in Wales. It is a major tourist attraction located mainly within the Snowdonia National Park.

Little Trains To Faraway Places

Author : Karl R. Zimmermann
ISBN : 9780253001498
Genre : Travel
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Narrow-gauge railroading conjures images of marginal track, wooden coaches, and antique steam locomotives. Yet consider the extraordinarily glamorous and comfortable South African Blue Train and Australia's Queenslander as well as the electrified network of meter-gauge mountain railways in Switzerland that run with a precision similar to that of the country's famed timepieces. Often used to penetrate the most challenging and breathtaking terrain that larger trains are unable to reach, narrow-gauge railways offer even the most seasoned of travelers an experience to remember. Karl Zimmermann, railroad author and accomplished photographer, chronicles his journeys aboard these rarest of trains. Individual chapters weave history and travelogue, complemented by more than 100 color illustrations. The result is a spirited tribute to the world's most charismatic railways.

The Rough Guide To Wales

Author : Paul Whitfield
ISBN : 9781405389815
Genre : Travel
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Suggests lodging, food, and sightseeing highlights along with travel tips and cultural information.

The Ffestiniog Railway 1836 1986 By John Davies Pbk

Author : John Davies
ISBN : OCLC:867823760
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Slate Industry

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156606195
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Welsh Highland Railway restoration, Ffestiniog Railway, Monson Railroad, Slate Industry in Spain, Ballachulish, Delabole, Honister Slate Mine, Slate waggon, Carnglaze Caverns, Burlington Slate Quarries, Skiddaw Slate. Excerpt: The restoration of Welsh Highland Railway has a colourful and complex history. This article provides the modern history: The 1922 WHR company was wound up in 1944, after the Ffestiniog Railway (FR) had been released from a disastrous lease taken out on the WHR in the 1930s which was an ill-fated attempt to operate and promote the two railways (FR and WHR) as one entity that was to fail. The failure of this lease was one reason for the eventual closure of the Ffestiniog, although it is clear that even on its own the FR would have struggled to survive. On winding up, the rolling stock and track had been sold and all that remained of the assets were the empty trackbed and related buildings and land. The trackbed itself could not be sold off in the same way that had the other assets as it was 'protected' by an Act of Parliament and the operating company was a statutory company, requiring a new act of parliament to dissolve it. This same legal standing was to save the Ffestiniog Railway both from ruin as it lay empty prior to the arrival of preservationists and also later in a key court case related to the use of FR's trackbed for a hydro-electricity scheme (but that's another story). Soon after the WHR's winding up, articles appeared in the railway enthusiast press suggesting the WHR's rescue. However plans were also put forward for the use of the trackbed for a long distance footpath. Then, in the early 1960s, a group of enthusiasts formed the Welsh Highland Railway Society with the aim of restoring all or part of the railway. The society formed a limited company, called the Welsh Highland Light ...

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