Evan Davies (1907)

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Evan Davies was born in 1907 and was a cleaner in 1926. He was the brother of Tom Davies and William R Davies, all sons of David Davies. He was made redundant in 1930 and was later a busman in Barmouth. In the early days of the FR revival he came visiting to drive on the FR as a volunteer. Often handling a double Fairlie, with his brother Tom, the FR benefitted from his knowledge, wit and enthusiasm. Evan was a true heir to his father with a reputation for fast driving and was thus quite unlike his brother Tom.[1] According to the FR Magazine, Evan was a prankster, scatty and bubbling with fun.[2] Evan's death after a long illness was reported in the Spring edition of the 1963 Magazine.[3]


  1. ^ "Bron Madoc", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 089, page(s): 040
  2. ^ "Tom Davies", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 053, page(s): 042
  3. ^ "Obituary", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 020, page(s): 010