Lilla returned to traffic with a brand new boiler, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Lilla Group raising £42,286
Lilla returned to traffic in 2008 with a brand new (Boston Lodge-built) boiler, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Lilla Group raising £42,286 through the FR Society. Another £22,000 was raised to fund a chassis overhaul in 2015
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
£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
Original George England loco Prince was to be a fundamental part of the 150th celebrations of steam in 2013.
Original George England loco Prince was to be a fundamental part of the 150th celebrations of steam in 2013. In preparation for this, two years of fundraising resulted in £67,000 to pay for the overhaul in time for the celebrations
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
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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.
SANTA TRAINS UPDATE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 16, 2018
Sorry, but - ALL our Santa Trains are now FULLY BOOKED.
If you've not been able to get seats this season, make sure you put a reminder in your new diary - as the F&WHR Santa Trains will be back next year, on 7 • 8 • 14 • 15 • 21 • 22 December 2019... pic.twitter.com/VMokRiYxp6
VALENTINE'S PULLMAN AFTERNOON TEA...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 16, 2018
Our Christmas Pullman Teas are now fully booked, but there are other ways to provide a luxurious gift for that someone special in your life (or as a relaxing treat for yourself)...
...continued @ https://t.co/994ULymZkX pic.twitter.com/ecnPw6cHnO
WEEKEND LUNCHTIME @ SPOONER'S...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 12, 2018
Coming to Porthmadog this weekend..? Don't forget, Spooner's at Harbour Station has special seasonal fare for you to enjoy during your visit.
We'd love to see you here, but recommend you book ahead. Call us on 01766 516032 to reserve a table..! pic.twitter.com/MC1CTLHCE9
The dates (and price) shown are for Oct. 2018 - we have a two places available for our Christmas Pullman Tea on 29th December ( see https://t.co/1ukkTKEmgV ) and are awaiting dates for 2019. More info @ https://t.co/sgqJ2CEcGW— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 12, 2018
Major appeal to raise £150,000 to fund the return to steam of this iconic original England loco that has not run since the 1930s.
Help restore it to traffic here.
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