£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
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
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
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
New points funded by the Society costing £50,000
The Society funded new sets of points on the fan into the main yard at Boston Lodge as part of the improvements, costing £50,000
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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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.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE:— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 10, 2021
ALL FFESTINIOG RAILWAY TRAINS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED for Saturday 11th September.
All passengers who had already booked online for these trains will receive an automatic refund during the course of tomorrow.
Welsh Highland Railway trains are running as planned. pic.twitter.com/4Mq9DG7Xp7
OUR WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY DOWN, BUT YOU CAN STILL BOOK TICKETS ONLINE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 10, 2021
We are currently experiencing problems with our website.
However, information on our train services, plus ONLINE BOOKING of tickets, is still available using the following link - https://t.co/PLFyJbZj1E pic.twitter.com/dqGdtFWrOU
FFESTINIOG RAILWAY -— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 10, 2021
AFTERNOON TRAINS CANCELLED...
Due to circumstances beyond our control, today's afternoon trains have been cancelled.
Pre-booked passengers are asked to phone the Booking Office on 01766 516024, to transfer their booking to another date or arrange a refund. pic.twitter.com/yFxfq5ro3y
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...