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
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
A new purpose built play area was installed at Tan y Bwlch in time for Easter 2011, at a cost of £21,900, to give parents the opportunity to have a relaxing time at the cafe whilst children can play alongside with a view of the passing trains
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
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
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.
We are one of the shortlisted nominees for the Go 'Magnificent Crowd Puller' award (for events with less than 7.5k visitors) for our recent 'Victorian Weekend' - and also for the Go 'Marketing' Award as part of the @Gr8LittleTrains team... Good Luck everybody..! https://t.co/cu1krPpZ9I— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 15, 2018
SANTA TRAINS ARE COMING...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 15, 2018
Are you getting excited yet..? WE are - as our first Santa Train is just over three weeks away..!
Don't leave it too late to book your seats though, as they are selling fast...
Go to https://t.co/LcCsAiWT1Y for details of our festive specials... pic.twitter.com/QvonlWcvFO
A CHRISTMAS TREAT...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 14, 2018
Christmas is a time for celebration, for sharing, for giving and receiving presents - so our Christmas Pullman Teas provide a luxurious gift for that someone special in your life (or as a relaxing treat for yourself).
Further details @ https://t.co/bXla07R747 pic.twitter.com/DMFQ9npAw7
Looking for the main railway website? For timetables, tickets and all visitor information please click here.
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.
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.