Festiniog Railway Calendars

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The FR published a series of calendars. It would be good to know the dates of the first and the last of these. Illustrations of a selection are shown below. From 1961 to 1976, the calendars were conventional in style, printed on art paper, sometimes double sided, and mostly spiral-bound at the top. In 1976 and 1977, the calendars were smaller and each month's photo could be used as a postcard. The month's calendar details were to be found on a lower section of each sheet, divided from the photo by a perforation. 1978 saw a further deterioration of what was on offer with a cheaper product that was not really a purpose-designed calendar at all.

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See also FR Publications and Festiniog Railway Ephemera
1961 Calendar a Jan-Feb.jpg 1961
1962 image
Festiniog Calendar 1963 e Sep Oct.jpg from facebook 1963
1964 1964 Festiniog Calendar a.jpg
image 1965
1966 five pages including cover.
Jan Feb Mar: Prince at Tan y Bwlch with Bill Hoole,
Apr May Jun: Blanche at Boston Lodge,
Jul Aug Sep: Merddin Emrys,
Oct Nov Dec: Dduallt
1966 Festiniog Calendar a.jpg
1967-01 Festiniog Calendar Jan.jpg 1967, The Festiniog Year
Sights of Festiniog 1968 - with January featuring Blanche on a PW train above Tan y Bwlch X1968 Sights of Festiniog.jpg
X1969 Festiniog Days.jpg Festiniog Days 1969 - with January featuring the first passenger train into Dduallt on the reopening that had occurred the April before
Festiniog Ways 1970 - with January featuring Earl of Merioneth on a train above Llyn Mair 1970 Festiniog Ways.jpg
X1971 Festiniog Aspects.jpg Festiniog Aspects 1971 - January shows a classic spring shot of Earl of Merioneth on an up train leading bowsiders out of Tan y Bwlch
1972 Calendr Rheilffordd Festiniog - an early attempt at bilingualism. January shows Earl of Merioneth just above Garnedd tunnel X1972 Callendr Rheilffordd Ffestiniog.jpg
X1973 Festiniog Glimpses.jpg Festiniog Glimpses 1973 - January shows Earl of Merioneth above Penrhyn
Festiniog Railway 1974 - the first colour calendar.
January features Linda with carriage 116 at Harbour Station, and a rather nice photo of Earl of Merioneth on a down train at Minffordd
X1974 Festiniog Railway.jpg
X1975 Festiniog Railway.jpg Festiniog Railway 1975 - January features Mountaineer shunting Merddin Emrys at Boston Lodge, and Merddin Emrys just below Dduallt
Festiniog Railway 1976 - the first of the smaller calendars featuring "post cards". January features Linda passing Rhiw Goch as the new loop is being installed there. X1976 Festiniog Railway.jpg
X1977 Festiniog Railway.jpg Festiniog Railway 1977 - January shows stationmaster John Harrison (Lord North) preparing to exchange the staff with the crew of Mountaineer at Tan y Bwlch on an up train.
1978 - Festiniog Railway - A Blanche hauled train leaving Llyn Ystradau. A new style - a colour picture for the whole year with a small calendar pad attached below. This example has a FR price label on the back but it is not clear who the publisher was. Card 286 x 235mm. Xcalendar 1978.jpg

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