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
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
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
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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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.
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus - Happy St. David's Day..!— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) March 1, 2021
1st March is one of the most colourful days of the year here in Wales, as we celebrate Saint David, our patron saint.
You can find out more about Dewi Sant here:https://t.co/UAfBWZ2OnT pic.twitter.com/BMBKCtSBj0
Tune in to ITV tonight at 8.00pm to watch episode three of "Joanna Lumley’s Home Sweet Home" as she takes a trip on the Ffestiniog Railway! https://t.co/8oNVxTNwGt— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) February 16, 2021
Please take the time to study our NLHF project Website. This will be the principal hub for all our project information, activities and updates. The project will enable us to involve more people in the railway and help those people develop their skills. https://t.co/8jNyY6H9Oy— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) February 12, 2021
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
22 January 2021
A great start to the appeal and some scenes of Linda over the time at...