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.CS1 maint: location (link)



His publications on the Welsh Highland Railway include:



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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