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
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
Gives parents the opportunity to have a relaxing time at the cafe, whilst children can play alongside with a view of the passing trains.
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
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
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
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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.
Applications close on June 30th - Don’t delay if you’re interested! https://t.co/iyWBtxdZVQ— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 17, 2019
This is the Colwyn Bay Miniature Railway, Philip... Found this photo with some more details > https://t.co/XO6v7m9t3q— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 17, 2019
Hope that helps...
WHR : PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE - LOCO UPDATE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 16, 2019
Resident locomotives ‘Taliesin’ and ‘Lyd’ are now scheduled to deputise for Baldwin No.608 during 'WHR : Past, Present & Future', which takes place from 21st to 23rd June.
More details @ https://t.co/p9hymVNDGP pic.twitter.com/A3xTxEYkLk
WHR : PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE -— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 16, 2019
FREE PARK & RIDE SERVICE FOR VISITORS...
Here’s the latest addition to the timetables for next weekend - a FREE ‘Park & Ride’ bus service.
Event Tickets available from main Booking Offices or via our website @ https://t.co/cUyVCl9lnF pic.twitter.com/B7fKY8JAy2
Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.
Help restore it to operating condition 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.