Rob Smallman is one of our longest serving volunteers, and is now responsible for running the Ffestiniog Railway Letter Service.

Jonathan Clay is a regular visitor to Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, and has painted many of our locomotives in his role as a professional artist.

Bob Battersby first worked on the Deviation in 1975, and enjoyed it so much that he returned the following year!

Bob Zeepvat first worked on the Deviation in 1967, subsequently gravitating to track maintenance and working at Boston Lodge. After a gap of some twenty years, he returned to North Wales in 2006 as a volunteer on the WHR, and is now a regular member of the Rest of the World tracklaying gang.

Paul Ingham has been volunteering on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway since 1969, qualifying as a driver in 1982. While not driving ten coach trains between Caernarfon and Porthmadog, Paul works as a college lecturer, but still finds time to visit the railway regularly, driving over 1,000 miles a year.

John Prideaux is Chairman of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways Trust and the Festiniog Railway Company, which operates both lines.

Peter George is a long-time Ffestiniog Railway volunteer who lives local to the railway.

John Rogers (87) grew up on North Wales and often visited the area, watching the pre-war Welsh Highland Railway and travelling on the Ffestiniog Railway. His son in law Darien Goodwin (63) is a Welsh Highland Railway Society member and subscriber to the rolling stock fund. Darien regularly volunteers on Megabash and Gigabash on the Ffestiniog Railway.

Clive Briscoe is a Chartered Engineer and started his career as a marine engineer for 12 years with Liverpool’s Blue Funnel Line. Later he was an Engineer Surveyor and ship safety inspector with the MCA. He has been working as an engineer at Wylfa Power Station since 2002.

David Brown is a former volunteer who now runs a guest house near Barmouth.

Martin Kressmann is a former Engineering Manager who has been volunteering on the Welsh Highland Railway since 2007.

Mark Temple was a 'Deviationist' - a name coined for the volunteers who worked on the deviation at Dduallt in the 1960's.

Chris Mullineux is a long standing member of the Ffestiniog Railway Society.

James King is a member of the Rest of The World Gang that helped build the Welsh Highland Railway. He is also a tour guide for Ffestiniog Travel.

Stuart McNair was part of the team that built Phase 4 of the reconstruction of the WHR including the track laid on the ramp referred to.

Will Jones came from Waunfawr and was on the construction gang that built the WHR in 1922-23. He was appointed Porter in Charge of Tan y Bwlch station in 1924 and lived there with his wife Bessie (the 'girl station mistress'). He became a full-time employee at a weekly wage of £7. He died in 1981 and is buried alongside his wife at Bettws Garmon Church, close to the WHR.

Andrew Thomas joined the Rest of the World tracklaying gang in 2006 and worked on rebuilding the Welsh Highland from Rhyd Ddu to Porthmadog. He enjoyed it so much he joined the company and now drives a desk rather than construction trains.

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