Cyril Perrier had a long connection with the Ffestiniog, stretching back to the days prior to the revival, and he claimed to be much younger than Alan Pegler.
He first visited the line during the closure period in 1950. With extensive overseas work, he only got round to joining the FRS in the mid sixties, by which time he had already spent a considerable amount of time photographing the line (see the links below).
He continued taking photos throughout the sixties and seventies on visits timed for special events, but as he had already covered most of the line, the number of photos diminished.
His last visit was in 2004 for the Heritage AGM, where, with Adrian Gray, he arranged the 150th birthday celebration toast of the Tan y Bwlch bridge. It was a strange sight watching some 30-40 people walking off down the track to the bridge.
Amongst his photo logs are the following:
- A Visit To The FR 27th August 1961 By Cyril Perrier
- Railfest At The NRM
- and included within Linda (Pictorial Views)
Other photos can be found at various locations on the wiki.
Cyril died on 23rd May 2006.
Some of his photos can be found at Category:Photos by Cyril Perrier