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
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
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
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
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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.
We had the utter delight of filming with @festrail in the summer and on down the Cambrian Line. Hope you can join us on a trip through #Wales this Friday at 8pm @channel5_tv on the World's Most Scenic railway Journeys - Wales! pic.twitter.com/zX4eyZrWuT— Clare Fisher (@Bruchlas) November 11, 2019
Ydych chi'n lleol i Borthmadog? Os ydych chi'n byw yn ardaloedd post LL41, 46, 47, 48 neu 49, mwynhewch daith hanner pris ar Reilffordd Eryri'r mis hwn! - Does dim gwell oedd mwynhau lliwiau’r hydref na thaith i Hafod y Llyn. pic.twitter.com/7bxLu9O4EZ— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 14, 2019
Are you local to Porthmadog? If you live in the LL41, 46, 47, 48 or 49 postal areas, enjoy a half-price trip on the Welsh Highland Railway this month! - There’s no better way to enjoy the autumn colours than a journey on one of our shuttles to Hafod y Llyn. pic.twitter.com/ddlyrnnlkC— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 14, 2019
Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.
Help restore it to operating condition here.
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