In earlier books, Ffarquhar looked considerably different to the later version familiar to readers. Wilbert Awdry explained this away in The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways in the form of a letter by Mr. Kevin Volley, former stationmaster at Ffarquhar, as being the result of errors by the artist.
- When the engines discuss their favourite stations in Baa!, Thomas tells the engines that his favourite station is Ffarquhar.
- The Welsh-sounding name "Ffarquhar" is a made-up word derived from "Far-away quarry" by the Reverend W. Awdry and his brother George.
- In Roary and Theodore's Adventure series Golden Oak Library is located here.