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
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
£91,000 from the Society made the construction of Super Saloon Carriage 121 possible.
Carriage 121 was the second Super Saloon constructed. Entirely funded by the FRS including bogies, the carriage encompasses heating and double glazing and spacious seating. The carriage entered traffic in May 2012 after £91,000 from the Society
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
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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.
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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.
This week we hosted our Defibrillator Launch event here at Porthmadog Harbour station. This entailed the official unveiling of the nine defibrillators along the Railway.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) February 20, 2020
Read the full story here: https://t.co/EFfMUC6I0L#AmbulanceService @PadsCymru pic.twitter.com/AEvruc0JgL
On the Welsh Highland Railway, Porthmadog to Caenarfon... pic.twitter.com/OoCyH61XUa— The Man in Seat 61 (@seatsixtyone) February 19, 2020
Unless anyone knows another, Cae Pawb near Porthmadog must be the only place in Britain where a national rail standard gauge line crosses a narrow gauge line on the level. pic.twitter.com/sf0dCXG3Hl— The Man in Seat 61 (@seatsixtyone) February 19, 2020
The train has just left - you must have been at the wrong station..!— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) February 19, 2020
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.
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05 December 2019
Tree clearance of land near Tan y Bwlch station has resulted in the opening of...