Click to preview The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways photo book

The profit from sales of this book will be donated to the Welsh Highland railway reconstruction fund.

This work is the result of many forays to the author's favourite location - the top left hand corner of Wales.

The shots capture the essence of these great little trains - people-sized engines that climb seemingly impossible gradients, dive in and out of forests, through rock-hewn tunnels,
traverse extraordinary curves and sit on ledges high above the valleys below.

From a fortress castle, through the glories of the Snowdonia national park to the hustle and bustle of Porthmadog and onwards from the sea to the seas of Blaenau slate - these are heaven's trains.

This book takes you on a photographic journey of these glorious little railways - over 140 colour images in 80 pages!


About the Author

Colin Lea
rhydddu009 Warwick, UK
Colin Lea BA (Hons) was born in Cheltenham where he attended Pate's Grammar School. He read economics at the University of Leicester. On starting work, Colin has always had a leaning towards the creative, working in marketing and PR. He is currently the UK Marketing Manager for a major European transport group. In 2008 Colin won the inaugrual Chis Moyes scholarship award, given to young managers in the transport industry. In his spare time Colin enjoys photography, playing the drums, 009 narrow gauge railway modelling and outdoor sporting activities. Colin is married to Claire with whom he has two children - Thomas and Olivia.

Comments (1)

Dan Crow

Dan Crow says

An excellent book - really first rate photography and interesting commentary. This gives a great introduction to the 40 miles of narrow gauge railway that runs through some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK, from the flanks of Snowdon to the quarry tips of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Highly recommended.

posted at 02:30am Aug 18 PST


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