Peter Johnson (railway historian)

Peter Johnson is a British railway historian[1] and author who specialises in books and articles on narrow-gauge railways. He is particularly associated with the Ffestiniog Railway.

HistoryEdit

Johnson is a retired a local government officer.[2]

Johnson was a director of the Ffestiniog Railway Society from 1991 to 2003 and editor (originally jointly with Norman Gurley and Dan Wilson) of the Festiniog Railway Society Magazine from 1974 to 2003.[3] In 2003 he was appointed the Festiniog Railway Company's official photographer.[2]

In June 1995, Johnson started writing a monthly column for Steam Railway magazine; as of September 2017 he was the magazine's longest serving continuous contributor.[4] Since 2006 he has written obituaries of prominent railway people for The Guardian newspaper.[5]

WorksEdit

  • Johnson, Peter (1984). Rails in Wales - The Cambrian Lines. Ian Allan.
  • —— (1986). Festiniog Railway Gravity Trains. Festiniog Railway Heritage Group.
  • —— (1987). Festiniog 150th Anniversary.
  • Johnson, Weaver, Ingham & Rees (1988). Festiniog Railway Locomotives.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • —— (1992). Portrait of the Festiniog.
  • Peter Johnson and Michael Whitehouse (1995). Festiniog in Colour.
  • —— (1997). Festiniog railway - A View from the Past.
  • Johnson, Peter (2002). An Illustrated History of the Welsh Highland Railway. Hersham: Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 978-0-86093-565-0. OCLC 59498388.
  • —— (2017). Festiniog Railway: The Spooner Era and After 1830-1920. Pen & Sword Transport.
  • —— (30 October 2017). Festiniog Railway. Volume 2: From Slate Railway to Heritage Operation 1921 - 2014. Pen and Sword.
  • —— (August 2018). Rebuilding the Welsh Highland Railway. Pen & Sword Transport. ISBN 978-1473827271.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (22 June 2017). "Secret tunnels were hidden beneath London since WWI. Soon you can visit them". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ a b About the author. Pen & Sword Books. 2017. ISBN 9781473827288.
  3. ^ "Festiniog Railway Magazine". No. 81. p. 027.
  4. ^ "Steam Railway: Meet the team".
  5. ^ "Contributions by Peter Johnson". The Guardian.

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