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
A legacy from long-time volunteer Cyril Barnett supported the provision of a fully equipped workshop.
Using a legacy from long-time S&T volunteer Cyril Barnett and additional general funds to a total of £280,000, the construction and fitting out of a fully equipped workshop for use by the outdoor engineering department. The largest project we have funded to date
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
Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork.
Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork. This expensive project was aided by a grant of £57,000 from the Society
Installation of semaphore signalling, the magnificent result of a call out to members.
The call went out to members to support the installation of heritage signalling features as part of the rebuilding of Porthmadog Harbour Station. The response was magnificent with £68,000 being raised to support the installation of semaphore signalling and the associated features
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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.
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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.
A taste of what’s to come in June at our “WHR: Past, Present and Future” gala - Russell, pictured at Pont Croesor this evening on a test train to Beddgelert. Details here: https://t.co/lh8BnqfZSL pic.twitter.com/NAsV3sHRAM— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 18, 2019
JUST RECEIVED from SNOWDONIA PARC BREWPUB...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 16, 2019
The Snowdonia Parc in Waunfawr are one of our partner venues for 'Cwrw ar y Cledrau • Rail-Ale Festival'...
You can travel between Dinas and Waunfawr using the special shuttle train service... pic.twitter.com/avnsQyBmKt
DOGS WELCOME @ RAIL-ALE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 16, 2019
In response to several questions, well-behaved dogs are welcome at the 'Cwrw ar y Cledrau • Rail-Ale Festival' and on the trains - although some seem to find their visit more enjoyable than others...https://t.co/heeFw8rCw4 pic.twitter.com/lavybzDoNE
DAYTIME RAIL-ALE FESTIVAL SHUTTLE SERVICE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 16, 2019
A little 'something special' for fans of never-been-done-before loco haulage - this year's daytime Rail-Ale festival shuttle trains will be worked by 'Upnor Castle' and 'Harlech Castle'...
More information @ https://t.co/FTTMsgbhCn pic.twitter.com/zfe3iKuJj1
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.