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
Lilla returned to traffic with a brand new boiler, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Lilla Group raising £42,286
Lilla returned to traffic in 2008 with a brand new (Boston Lodge-built) boiler, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Lilla Group raising £42,286 through the FR Society. Another £22,000 was raised to fund a chassis overhaul in 2015
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
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
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
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.
The #LoveYourRailway theme for this week is #Education.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 2, 2021
Here at the F&WHR we love to tell our story and share our knowledge and enthusiasm with our visitors - and when we can't do this in person, we have lots of information available online.
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This week marked the start of #LoveYourRailway. Join us as we collaborate with railways across the UK to raise awareness of the important work we do.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 31, 2021
Get involved by sharing memorable moments and photos of your time on a heritage railway. Don't forget to include the hashtag..! pic.twitter.com/cyeI6m8rLw
Celebrating #Heritage week - part of the #LoveYourRailway campaign...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 29, 2021
The repatriation and restoration of our Garratt locos enables us to honour the heritage of the UK's engineering industry and, of course, the railways of South Africa...
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Yes, for slate traffic from Manod Quarry. The GWR also used a transporter wagon system to get the 2' gauge wagons to Blaenau Ffestiniog goods yard.https://t.co/llHTQDCYHF— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 29, 2021
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
22 June 2021
Chasing a Mountain Prince service up the line behind Welsh Pony. The services give the...