Engineer & Author
Post Cambridge University and 'after suffering a brief compulsory direction in the world of flying machines', he joined the Great Western Railway as a civil engineer in the last few months of its existence in 1947. In his subsequent British Railways career took him to the north-east and then to BR headquarters in London. In 1963 his mathematical background led him into the world of computers and in due course to a heavy involvment with BR's TOPS wagon and train control system. However he found the Beeching culture of cut backs and closures unwelcome and left BR to live in a remote house somewhere between Croesor Junction and Tan-y-Bwlch in 1974. There he took up writing, as well as advising the FR on engineering matters and being instrumental in the preservation of several standard gauge locomotives. His Ffestiniog Adventure  relates the story of the Deviation in a comprehensive but anecdotal style. He also installed and operated the seven and a quarter gauge railway at Tan-y-Bwlch during the 150th Anniversary celebrations.
- Hollingsworth, Brian (1981). Ffestiniog Adventure:The Festiniog Railway's Deviation Project. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-7956-9. OCLC 8709663.
- "Personal Portrait", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 075, page(s): 022
- "Personal Portrait", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 091, page(s): 028
- "Obituary", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 176, page(s): 338