Author:   John Davies (John Abergynolwyn), (Signed Edition)

Published:   2023 (Limited Edition)
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   85
Condition:   New

Status:   In Stock


Railway Reminiscenses by John Davies. John was born in Newtown during 1930, spending the first weeks staying near the main GWR line at Talerddig before returning to Abergynolwyn. It’s little wonder that the author was fascinated by steam trains from birth.

As a young boy John Davies would watch the engines at Talyllyn Railway taking on water above the farmhouse where the family lived. John’s family lived in a small house in the village before this and John was able to observe the incline activity on the ‘Lein Fach’.

The author’s ambition to become a locomotive engineer was realised on his 22nd birthday, starting at Aberystwyth MPD. His career on the railway lasted 17 years covering areas from Aberystwyth to Derby and London to Glasgow, working out of Aberystwyth, Neasden and Crewe.


A Train Journey 1949
Cambrian Railways Christmas 1958
Driver’s Dilemma
A Very Rough Ride
Danger Lurks
Glasgow Link No. 3 Crewe Motive Power Depot
No. 3 Glasgow Link Diesel Failure 1965
Rescued by the ‘Shooting Star’
Change of Diagram and Derailment
Steam Locomotive Duties
A Foggy Train and Road Journey
A Lifetime Traumatic Experience
Locomotive Driver Authority
Aberystwyth to Carmarthen
A Tough Turn to Carmarthen