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
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
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
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
£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
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.
TICKETS AVAILABILE FOR 'HERITAGE TRAINS' THURSDAY...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 21, 2020
Tickets for our 11:05 and 14:20 'Heritage Trains' services between Porthmadog and Tan-Y-Bwlch are still available for tomorrow.
Book your tickets for our 'Heritage Trains' service at https://t.co/UxJrhVIuHJ pic.twitter.com/lXcOoyVMqQ
WELSH ‘FIREBREAK’ LOCKDOWN: SERVICES POSTPONED ANNOUNCEMENT…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 19, 2020
In line with government regulations, we will not be running train services from the 23rd October onwards.
The situation will be kept under constant review, with a further announcement being made in due course. pic.twitter.com/SBbwOOFNNm
Glad you enjoyed your visit - see you when you come back again..! pic.twitter.com/6uqDOOT6fs— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2020
GOING, GOING, GONE - IN THREE HOURS...!— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2020
Now just under three hours left to get your hands on this replica 'WELSH PONY' nameplate - Don't delay or you'll miss out..!
More information @ https://t.co/B2BwIcQgEW pic.twitter.com/2fQLoXvKbR
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