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Here’s a collection of articles about the Ffestiniog Railway Society’s work. They can be linked to pages and items around the site but are have a distinct place within the navigation.

Shades of Linda

Spot the Difference - 52 years between

22 January 2021

Views of Linda over her long career at the Ffestiniog Railway

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Linda Appeal

Linda leading Blanche on the FRS Special

08 December 2020

Winter 2020 Society appeal launched to fund the overhaul of popular FR loco Linda – £60K for 60 years

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COVID 19 Summer

Welsh Pony at the water tower

10 September 2020

From the initial kick off of the COVID19 secure service in July, the Ffestiniog Railway has run daily services to Tan y Bwlch, come rain or shine.

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Boston Lodge Diesels

Harold back in action on shunting duties

27 February 2018

A glimpse into Boston Lodge works showing some of the less glamorous inhabitants, the diesels.

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Welsh Pony June 2017 Progress

The new boiler in the new frames

27 June 2017

Continuing progress on the reactivation of Welsh Pony, with a significant milestone of the boiler in the frames. Further funding is required.

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April 2017 Drains Gang Updates

Attendees to the Volunteering event

20 May 2017

More updates from Ron Walker on the regular working parties on the drains infrastructure

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Welsh Pony April 2017 Progress

Paint now on the frames

26 April 2017

Latest update on the continuing restoration of Welsh Pony.

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March Drains Working Party


16 March 2017

Working Party report from the March Drains Gang working party. Involving further trips up the line with ballast.

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Welsh Pony March 2017 Progress

The boiler is nearly complete

13 March 2017

Latest update on the £170,000 project to restore 1867 England loco to steam.

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February Drains Working Party

The Works Train at Tunnel South

02 March 2017

The February Drains Gang working party, at various sites starting at Tan y Bwlch and moving up the line.

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Volunteering on the Railway Mini Gallery

Working on the track
Explaining how a steam loco works
The drains gang
Around the loco
Awards train at Rhiw Goch
Kids Training Week in Minffordd Yard
Lineside clearance
Kids Training week repairing and painting the loco shed doors
Kids training week preparing windows
Briefing before a gravity train
The pole gang at work