Carriage 103, the first carriage of a new Super Saloon design, has bigger windows, better access, double glazing and improved bogies.
Carriage 103 was the first carriage of a new Super Saloon design with a longer length, bigger windows, better access, double glazing and heating along with improved bogies. Funded with £86,128 from the FR Society, it entered service in February 2010
£91,000 from the Society made the construction of Super Saloon Carriage 121 possible.
Carriage 121 was the second Super Saloon constructed. Entirely funded by the FRS including bogies, the carriage encompasses heating and double glazing and spacious seating. The carriage entered traffic in May 2012 after £91,000 from the Society
Only possible due to £200,000 fundraised by members.
A major fundraising initiative over five years to provide 1992-built double fairlie David Lloyd George with new piston-valve power bogies, at a cost of £200,000. This is only possible due to the fundraising by members and general donations received
A major initiative to enhance the first class interior of Ffestiniog Railway carriages. An appeal went out to Life members realising over £40,000 including Gift Aid.
A major initiative to improve the visitor experience by enhancing the first class interior of Ffestiniog Railway carriages. An appeal went out to Life members which realised over £40,000 including Gift Aid, which was used to refurbish and improve the interiors of existing First class carriages, with purpose made moquette, as well as ensuring new observation carriages 100 and 102 were fitted to the highest standards
Major investment by the Society to enable the continuing use of the slate wagon fleet.
Major investment by the Society to enable the continuing use of the slate wagon fleet, whilst also providing parts for further wagons to be restored. This has included the purchase of new wheels and axles and couplings, along with the machining required. The work has enabled 60 slate wagons to be part of the operational fleet
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When you join the Ffestiniog Railway Society, you become not just a supporter of the oldest independent railway in the world, you become part of national network of like-minded enthusiasts.
Go to our membership page to see the full range of activities and benefits.
Donations and legacies gifted to the Ffestiniog Railway help it make improvements and complete special projects. Your support could help support locomotives, carriages, buildings or facilities for passengers, along with projects to preserve and enhance the railway’s unique heritage.
A range of completed projects, part of the £1.3m raised by the Society over the last 10 years, is shown in the gallery above.
JUST ARRIVED - A FLEET OF BALDWINS...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 13, 2019
The latest batch of Bachmann Baldwins have arrived with perfect timing for Christmas - see https://t.co/PaV6UZoZVk for details.
They're available online, in store at Harbour Station and over the phone.https://t.co/j2R7Nl99GF
01766 516034 pic.twitter.com/NgZqCEl8mt
Artist Mark Buck, a frequent visitor to North Wales and the F&WHR, has featured our Victorian Weekend on his Christmas Cards this year..! https://t.co/YvWfZo3VzR— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 11, 2019
Diweddglo i wythos wych - trip ar y @festrail.— Ywain Williams (@Ywainw) December 8, 2019
Y plant wei gwirioni ar weld y dyn ei hun!!
Great finish to the week, lovely trip on the @festrail.
The kids were delighted to meet the man himself! pic.twitter.com/Rkg5CrRKQt
SANTA TRAIN UPDATE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 11, 2019
Online ticket sales for Santa Trains are now suspended due to the limited availability of seats.
For Santa Trains from Caernarfon, phone 01286 677018 for assistance - or from Porthmadog, phone 01766 516070 the latest information... https://t.co/80cFvUb1V1 pic.twitter.com/JhzPgx7b5r
Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.
Help restore it to operating condition here.
Working on our famous railway is the most rewarding way to spend your time. Learn new skills, make lifelong friends and enjoy the stunning Snowdonia scenery.
Find out more about your new hobby here.