John Stretton

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John Stretton has written or co-written many books about the Ffestiniog Railway. He has also written articles FR topics in various railway magazines including "Heritage Railway"

He has been a member of the Ffestiniog Railway Society since 1989/90 and is also a life member of the Welsh Highland Railway Society.

His interest in the FR and WHR was sparked following his attendance, accompanied by his daughter Tammy, at a course run by Eileen Clayton and Michael Seymour at Plas Tan y Bwlch in 1989. Tammy went on to become a FR volunteer.

He has written a number or railway related books.

His publications on the Ffestiniog Railway include:

  • Stretton, John (2001). Colour of The Ffestiniog. Bredbury, England, SK6 3YD: Foxline. ISBN 1-870119-70-3. OCLC 56432276.
  • Stretton, John. (2005) [1998]. The Ffestiniog Railway (Volume 1). Kettering, England: Past & Present Publishing. ISBN 1-85895-141-0. OCLC 60185256.
  • Stretton, John. (2005). The Ffestiniog Railway (Volume 2). Kettering, England: Past & Present Publishing. ISBN 1-85895-234-4.
  • Stretton, John (1999). Festiniog Railway in Camera:100 years 1871-1971. Penistone, S. Yorks.: Challenger Publications. ISBN 1899624406. OCLC 43495526.



His publications on the Welsh Highland Railway include:

  • Stretton, John. (2007) [1999]. The Welsh Highland Railway (Volume 1) A Phoenix Rising. Kettering, England: Past & Present Publishing. ISBN 1-85895-142-9. OCLC 59423604.
  • Stretton, John. (2004). The Welsh Highland Railway (Volume 2) Halfway to Paradise. Kettering, England: Past & Present Publishing. ISBN 1-85895-233-6. OCLC 56455575.



His publications on both railways include:

  • Stretton, John. (1996). The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways : a nostalgic trip along both lines from Caernarvon to Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Peterborough, England: Past & Present Publishing. ISBN 1858950910. OCLC 35816677.


John Stretton


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