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
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
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
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
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.
In order to operate a service that complies with current guidelines and restrictions, we have to manage customer flow and ensure that passengers travel out and back on the same train. At this time, this is best achieved with a limited service to Tan-y-Bwlch using heritage stock.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 14, 2021
R.I.P. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 9, 2021
We join with others in expressing our deepest sympathy and regret for the passing of Prince Philip today. We offer our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all her family...
'Earl of Merioneth' was another of his titles... pic.twitter.com/vULF0a1BJ1
STEAMING AHEAD IN APRIL…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 1, 2021
Having only recently announced that we are resuming services in May, we now have some even better news to share…
Our trains will be steaming into action earlier than anticipated - on the 27th of April..!
Latest update here: https://t.co/7fBbdUCIKH pic.twitter.com/RIJb1bnBEa
WE WANT A HEAD CHEF FOR SPOONER’S...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 1, 2021
We're on the lookout for a Head Chef to take charge of the kitchen at Spooner’s Café-Bar & Grill - main catering outlet on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways in beautiful https://t.co/S5fmbkVRhY..!
More info @ https://t.co/HLBBTE91kN pic.twitter.com/stFcbg9MMc
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...