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Allan Garraway at Harbour Station in the 1960s

Allan George Weldon Garraway, MBE, MA, CEng, MIMechE, MCIT was the first general manager of the revived Festiniog Railway. Garraway gained railway experience in the Royal Engineers before working for British Railways. Having spent time volunteering on the Talyllyn and Festiniog Railways, in 1955 he left BR to work full time as manager of the Festiniog Railway.

Later appointed general manager, Garraway was regularly seen out on the line, usually driving Linda. He continued to manage the FR until the completion of the line's reopening to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1983. In retirement Garraway moved to Scotland and continued to be involved in railway preservation. He died in 2014. (more...)

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This month's featured picture

Merddin Emrys passing Coed y Bleiddiau on 8th April 2018

Coed y Bleiddiau ('Wood of the Wolves') is the location of a line-side cottage with private halt between Tan y Bwlch and Dduallt on the Ffestiniog Railway. There is evidence of ancient forest in the area. Local legend has it that the last wolf to be killed in Wales met its end nearby.

The railway crosses a small side valley on a curved, dry-stone, embankment adjacent top the cottage and the extra width on the valley side of the curve is evidence of the curve having been eased at some time.

The cottage which was built around 1863 for the use of the Superintendent of the Line. It was later rented to a number of private tenants including Sir Granville Bantock and Harry St. John Bridger Philby. Beginning in 2014 the building was restored and as of 2018 is available as a holiday rental through the Landmark Trust.

Photo credit: Andrew

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