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
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
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
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
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.
There'll be a warm Welsh Welcome waiting for you later, but for now... https://t.co/kyZOtxp1Kz— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 3, 2020
ON THIS DAY - 2nd April 2017...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 2, 2020
The sun-cast shadows of trees in the Coed Maentwrog woods ripple across the train, as 'Merddin Emrys' approaches Tan-y-Bwlch with the 13:35 train from Porthmadog... continues @ https://t.co/kQlqt5s8yK#OTD #OnThisDay pic.twitter.com/PKhIpDrwwk
NG-V 3172 at Dinas, 30-03-2019 pic.twitter.com/xYCqSVeUBv— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 1, 2020
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.