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
£260,000 project to restore large England Welsh Pony to steam
Specific fundraising for the project to complete this ‘unfinished business’ of restoring large England Welsh Pony to steam after nearly 80 years. With the project launched in 2013 in tribute to long time General Manager Allan Garraway. Over £260,000 was raised by members and supporters with a first steaming in June 2020
£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
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
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
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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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.
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 27, 2020
Something extra for the weekend - a look at some of our top recommendations for a narrow-gauge railway enthusiast's bookshelf.
All these books (along with many others) are currently available from Harbour Station.
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BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL ...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 27, 2020
NG/G16 No.87 shows off its fantastic SAR/SAS livery, as it heads across Plas y Nant bridge with a train to Beddgelert on 21st September this year - something that we'll never see again...
...well, not with that bridge anyway..! pic.twitter.com/hDm8qO263X
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 27, 2020
'Lilla' and 'Linda' are seen resting between 'takes' during the filming of Fred Dibnah's last visit to the Ffestiniog Railway on 30th July 2004 - their appearance reflecting (literally) the efforts of the crews to ensure the locos looked their best..! pic.twitter.com/6tIbuymVAk
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
15 October 2020
Nameplates were revealed on Saturday 10th October at Dduallt