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
£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
New points funded by the Society costing £50,000
The Society funded new sets of points on the fan into the main yard at Boston Lodge as part of the improvements, costing £50,000
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
£260,000 project to restore large England Welsh Pony to steam
Specific fundraising for the project to complete this ‘unfinished business’ of restoring large England Welsh Pony to steam after nearly 80 years. With the project launched in 2013 in tribute to long time General Manager Allan Garraway. Over £260,000 was raised by members and supporters with a first steaming in June 2020
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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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.
DIOLCH I'R GRONFA TREFTADAETH LOTERI GENEDLAETHOL...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
Mae wedi bod yn ddiwrnod cofiadwy yma ar Rheilffyrdd Ffestiniog ac Eryri!
Rydym nawr yn edrych ymlaen at wneud ein gweledigaethau'n wirionedd, diolch i’r @HeritageFundCYM
Cyhoeddiad llawn yma; https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/gPIEzYCykk
THANKS TO THE NATIONAL LOTTERY HERITAGE FUND...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
It's been a memorable day here at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways!
We now look forward to making our visions a reality, thanks to @HeritageFundUK
Full announcement available here; https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/cPM0h7QX5z
SEREMONI CYHOEDDIAD GRANT £3.1 MILIWN CTLG…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
Bore 'ma, gwnaethom gyhoeddiad swyddogol bod ein cais wedi bod yn llwyddiannus yng Ngweithdai Boston Lodge.
Diolch i'r cyfranogwyr a'r mynychwyr, ac am yr holl negeseuon llongyfarchiadau.
Stori llawn: https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/gYq5QtPQtN
NLHF £3.1 MILLION GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT CEREMONY…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
This morning, we made the official announcement of our successful application at Boston Lodge Works!
Thank you to all who participated and attended and for all the messages of congratulations.
Full story: https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/r0Jw6OcgUF
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.