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
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
Flagship Double Fairlie locomotive Merddin Emrys returned to service in 2005 after a complete overhaul including new power bogies.
Flagship Double Fairlie locomotive Merddin Emrys returned to service in 2005 after £185,012 from the Society. This included the external overhaul and repairs to the boiler and the construction of two new power bogies in Boston Lodge Works
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.
Travel restrictions in Wales have been eased. We're in the final stages of planning for re-opening. Don't worry - it won't be long now, but meanwhile...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 8, 2020
Here's a video on how we can all help look after the National Park as everyone returns.https://t.co/pkkm1dfmLW via @YouTube
THE 'BEST 100 PHOTOS OF PEOPLE ALONG THE RAILWAY'...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 6, 2020
Today's set of photos were sent in from Keith Holland, FR Chairman Howard Wilson, Rebecca Knight and Dave Thurlow.
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THE 'BEST 100 PHOTOS OF WELSH PONY' - SPECIAL EDITION WEEK...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 3, 2020
Today's set of photos were sent in from Graham Bond, Lee Andrew Davies, Mark Billen and Allison Jones.
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I first walked the route of the old Welsh Highland Railway in 1994 (pictured), and it quickly became a regular spot for a visit. When you see photos like this, you appreciate what a superb achievement the restoration of the railway is. @festrail pic.twitter.com/Mb2E79FMlz— Gary Boyd-Hope (@GaryBoydHope) July 2, 2020
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
18 June 2020
Restoration complete of one of the important original buildings at Boston Lodge.