Carriage 103 was the first carriage of a new Super Saloon design with a longer length, bigger windows, better access, double glazing and heating along with improved bogies. Funded with £86,128 from the FR Society, it entered service in February 2010
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
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
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 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
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.
ADVANCE WARNING... This Sunday, 16th September, the main road across the Cob - and outside Harbour Station - will be closed from 08:00-16:00 for the annual 'Ras y Cob' events. Visitors travelling from the South and East of ... (continued @ https://t.co/rapAHOaqvJ) pic.twitter.com/LXOEcM6FNr— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 13, 2018
This weekend - Super Power - Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the commencement of services between Caernarfon and Dinas beginning the rebirth of the Welsh Highland Railway. Will you be there? pic.twitter.com/mWkLQ3PC8a— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 12, 2018
Our 2019 Rail Holidays of the World Brochure is now available, featuring up to 40 escorted rail tours to destinations around the globe. Enjoy a 'great holiday read' by ordering a printed copy here https://t.co/rmpzivi20L Book a tour online at https://t.co/5terW9Yzhx pic.twitter.com/C1HFquVd3L— Ffestiniog Travel (@FfestiniogTrvl) September 5, 2018
Her Majesty has travelled in both newly built and restored carriages from @festrail Boston Lodge Works carriage shop, funded by @heritagelottery grant. Here's the current new build Pullman Observation Car, well under way. pic.twitter.com/MqrSYwcBhw— Gwion2000 (@Taliesin2000) September 9, 2018
Looking for the main railway website? For timetables, tickets and all visitor information please click here.
Major appeal to raise £150,000 to fund the return to steam of this iconic original England loco that has not run since the 1930s.
Help restore it to traffic 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.
Find out more about your new hobby here.