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
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
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
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
Flagship Double Fairlie locomotive Merddin Emrys returned to service in 2005 after a complete overhaul including new power bogies.
Flagship Double Fairlie locomotive Merddin Emrys returned to service in 2005 after £185,012 from the Society. This included the external overhaul and repairs to the boiler and the construction of two new power bogies in Boston Lodge Works
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.
TUNE IN TO ITV NEWS WALES THIS EVENING...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 17, 2020
We will be featuring on @ITVWales tonight as we discuss the running of our services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The segment will feature during the ITV News Wales at 18:00 this evening! pic.twitter.com/4JYZs9TTS2
'BYGONES WEEKEND': 9th-11th October...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 17, 2020
This will feature many of the familiar aspects of our usual vintage weekends, in particular our heritage trains - passenger and goods - but with seats on all trains being pre-booked...
Further details available @https://t.co/Q9vlEeO8YP pic.twitter.com/0QsgjvslJ1
NEW: 'ADVENTURES IN NORTH WALES' PODCASTs...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 16, 2020
'Go North Wales' - the official North Wales Tourist Information Site - has launched a series of podcasts in which Megan Llyn explores North Wales. Episode 3 features N.W. Wales & the F&WHR... More information @https://t.co/hc56xNK7qp pic.twitter.com/tZyM0xujnx
Tan y Bwlch station yesterday. I am definitely not a train geek, my life has just led me here - beautiful steam engines, stunning locations and great nostalgia @festrail @cjparry #Snowdonia pic.twitter.com/nYRnK28iKo— Sarah Parry (@SarahWoods66) September 13, 2020
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
25 August 2020
Opportunity to travel behind Welsh Pony for members, including beyond Tan y Bwlch
12 August 2020
Changes including more opportunities to travel on the Ffestiniog Railway.