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
New points funded by the Society costing £50,000
The Society funded new sets of points on the fan into the main yard at Boston Lodge as part of the improvements, costing £50,000
£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
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
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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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.
Sorry, but it's not available as a print at this time...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 17, 2021
Not 'never', just not at the moment...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 11, 2021
'GELERT EXPLORER' - EXTRA TRAIN ON 16th JUNE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 11, 2021
We've added an extra train for those who want to enjoy a train ride to Beddgelert from Caernarfon, as all trains from there were sold-out next week.
Journeys from Porthmadog still available.
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Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
22 June 2021
Chasing a Mountain Prince service up the line behind Welsh Pony. The services give the...