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
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
£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
Carriage 103, the first carriage of a new Super Saloon design, has bigger windows, better access, double glazing and improved bogies.
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
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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.
NEW SUMMER HAMPER OPTIONS…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 21, 2023
We have new hampers available for you to book!
Please Note: Our hampers must be booked in advance at the time of booking tickets, with any dietary requirements noted at time of booking.
Hamper options available here: https://t.co/4K37DVoYtT pic.twitter.com/YeahB9wbli
OPSIYNAU HAMPER HAF NEWYDD…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 21, 2023
Mae gennym ni hamperi newydd ar gael i chi archebu!
Sylwch: Rhaid archebu ein hamperi ymlaen llaw ar adeg archebu tocynnau, gan nodi unrhyw ofynion dietegol wrth archebu.
Opsiynau hamper ar gael yma: https://t.co/4K37DVoYtT pic.twitter.com/S1WyPZuW9I
RhFf YN YSBRYDOLI PEDWARAWD UKELELE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 14, 2023
Mae gitarydd @RichardDurrantX wedi ysgrifennu pedwarawd Ukulele ar ôl ei daith trên i Dan y Bwlch!
Bydd yn perfformio yn Neuadd Penrhyn, Bangor (23ain o Fedi) ac yn cynnal gweithdy ym Mhorthaethwy (24ain o Fedi)!https://t.co/mZkPriSAR2
FR TRIP INSPIRES A UKELELE QUARTET…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 14, 2023
Guitarist @RichardDurrantX recently wrote a Ukulele quartet inspired by his train trip to Tan y Bwlch!
He will perform at Penrhyn Hall, Bangor on the 23rd Sep and host a workshop at Menai Bridge on the 24th of Sep!https://t.co/mZkPriSAR2