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
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
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
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.
GREAT BRITISH RAILWAY JOURNEYS:— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 11, 2021
Thursday, 13th May @ 18:30 on BBC2
Michael Portillo's ever-popular TV travelogue show is currently in its twelfth season and the Ffestiniog Railway features in Thursday's episode...https://t.co/D257DUnrVv pic.twitter.com/8D2CcR6aRm
WE'RE UP AND RUNNING...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 27, 2021
Our 'Woodland Wanderer' service got off to a great start today...
Tomorrow's 11:05 train is Sold Out, but there are some seats remaining on the 12:10 and 14:20 departures. Come along and enjoy a ride back in time..!
Book online @ https://t.co/oKMuNOyYXK pic.twitter.com/dLWKH7puQT
OUR 2021 LEAFLET IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 27, 2021
It provides a general outline of our different journey options with a link to our website for greater detail and our online booking facility.
If you'd like to see a copy, you can download the leaflet from https://t.co/sXQ2zo6PkS pic.twitter.com/ibu7esO9av
Not yet - we're waiting for further details.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 24, 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...