LITTLE GIANTS A History of the Ffestiniog Railway’s Pre-Revival Locomotives, Their Mentors, Manufacture and Maintenance


At just under 600 A4 format pages, this is a very well produced and large book on the locomotives built for the commercial Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway.

The huge number of photographs are remarkably high quality, as is the technical history, the recounting of the locomotives’ maintenance and problems, and the oral history largely from employee recollections. Largely culled from the Company archives, this really is quite some book in every way.

There currently seem to be a never ending stream of books being published on the 'Festy' and this has toi be amongst the bery best. Highly recommended.