G. Freeman Allen

Geoffrey Freeman Allen was an author specialising in the field of railways.

He authored many books and magazine articles on this subject, and for a time was editor of Jane's World Railways.

He was born on 16 March 1922 and died on 7 July 1995.

His name was usually styled G. Freeman Allen.

Greater Anglia operate a class 321 electric multiple unit named “Geoffrey Freeman Allen”.


  • Modern Railways magazine – first editor (and final editor of its predecessor, Trains Illustrated).
  • Allen, G. Freeman (1959). British Railways today and tomorrow. Ian Allan.
  • Allen, G. Freeman (1982). Great Railway Photographs by Eric Treacy. London: Peerage Books.
  • Whitehouse, P. B.; Allen, G. Freeman (1982). Eric Treacy: Railway Photographer. Newton Abbott: David and Charles. ISBN 0-7153-8367-1.
  • Geoffrey Freeman Allen (April–May 1983). "The Warship Story". Rail Enthusiast. pp. 6, 23.
  • G. Freeman Allen (1981). Modern Railways International Review. Ian Allan, London. ISBN 0-7110-1123-0

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