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Peter Johnson Railway historian, journalist, photographer


Death on the Festiniog Railway; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 138 Summer 2019

Richard Bowton and the Graig Ddu slate quarry; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 137 Spring 2019

The Festiniog Railway’s Telephone System 1877-1946; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 136 Winter 2017/8

John Richards - Weighmaster; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 135 Autumn 2018

Owen Owens 1853-1875; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 133 Spring 2018

The 1957 AGM Special Train; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 131 Autumn 2017

In search of Livingston Thompson; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 130 Summer 2017

John Sylvester Hughes - in Spooner’s shadow; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 128 Winter 2016/7

Henry Joseph Jack - a re-appraisal; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 126 Summer 2016

In search of Sir John Henderson Stewart Bt; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No 125 Spring 2016

Tynedale’s on a high; Steam Railway No 454, May 2016

Bringing Lyn back to life; Steam Railway No 448, December 2015

Tony Hills (Obituary); The Guardian 9 November 2015

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - small wonder; Steam Railway No 443, July 2015

Allan Garraway (Obituary); The Guardian 19 January 2015

Leader of the pack - the Ffestiniog led the way; Steam Railway No 436, January 2015

Survivors of a Great Conflict; Steam Railway No 429, June 2014

Bringing them home!; Steam Railway No 407, October 2012

The Davies family and its railway interests; Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal, No 109, Spring 2012

A return to Blaenau; Steam Railway, No 401, April 2012

Alan Pegler (Obituary); The Guardian, 25th March 2012

Gresley Style on Romney Marsh; LNER Pacifics the locomotives, the legends, the legacy; Bauer Media 2011

Great Western Narrow Gauge; Western Celebration Celebrating 175 Years GWR1835-2010, Bauer Media 2010

Before the Bluebell; 50 Years in Steam celebrating standard gauge railway preservation 1960-2010, Bauer Media 2010

The Road to Preservation [Talyllyn Railway]; Steam Railway, No 371, January 2010

The Greatest Little Train; Steam Railway, No 362 (May 2009)

J. I. C. Boyd (Obituary); The Guardian, 10th April 2009

Fred Boughey (Obituary); The Guardian, 12th January 2009

Welsh Highland – from on high – Rhyd Ddu-Porthmadog from the air; Steam Railway, No 347 (March 2008)

R. W. Kidner (Obituary); The Guardian, 6th October 2007

India... in Oxfordshire ‘A little railway that’s a lot of fun’; Steam Railway, No 330 (December 2006)

Publishing Picture Books; Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, Vol 35 Pt 6 No 196 November 2006

Welsh Highland Railway – downhill all the way!; Steam Railway, Nos 327/8 (September/October 2006)

Dan Wilson (Obituary); The Guardian, 23rd March 2006

Challenge Complete! Ffestiniog’s new observation car enters service; (with Tony Streeter) Steam Railway No 314 (September 2005)

Welsh Highland …the final instalment; Steam Railway, No 301 (September 2004)

Ffestiniog 50: the first half-century; Steam Railway, No 299 (July 2004)

The Great Train Robbery; Philatelic Bulletin, Vol 40 No 12 (August 2003)

Welsh Highland: preservation’s highest achievement; Steam Railway, Nos 274/5 (Summer 2002)

First and Last: Garratt groundbreaker to return; Steam Railway, No 270 (April 2002)

The Welsh Highland Railway: the way ahead; Steam Railway, No 250 (October 2000)

The Welsh Highland Railway; British Philatelic Bulletin, February 2000

Saluting Preservation Pioneers; Steel Wheels - Britain's Railways 1825-2000, EMAP 1999

Railnet and the London Distribution Centre; Railway World, February 1998

The Welsh Highland - narrow gauge epic; Steam Railway, January 1998

Narrow Gauge News; Steam Railway, June 1995-June 2019

The Festiniog Railway - one of the Great Little Trains of Wales; Nene Steam, No 42, Spring 1993

Cambrian Connections; Railway Magazine, October 1992

Narrow Gauge Update; Railway World, October 1991-May 1995

Railway Preservation and the Light Railway Order; Railway World, January 1991

To Gateshead for Trams; The Journal of the Tramway Museum Society, Vol 29 No 131, July 1990

The Railway Exhibits at the Museum of Army Transport, Beverley; Railway World, November 1989

Cambridge-Lincoln Travelling Post Office; British Philatelic Bulletin, July 1989

By Rack to the Abode of Eagles - the Snowdon Mountain Railway; Railway World, March 1989

Travelling Post Offices - the first 150 years; Railway World, October 1988

Mallard - 50 years on; British Philatelic Bulletin, August 1988

Travelling Post Office Events; British Philatelic Bulletin, June 1988

Ffestiniog Steam 125; Railway World, April 1988

Festiniog Steam 125; Locomotives Large & Small, February 1988

Private Railway Publications II; Railway World, February 1988

Private Railway Publications I; Railway World, January 1988

85 Years of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway; Railway World, October 1987

The Brecon Mountain Railway - South Wales' Great Little Train; Railway World, November 1985

Little Giant in Snowdonia - with the Festiniog Railway in the 1980s; Railway World, October 1983

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway - a little line with a lot of history; Railway World, July 1983