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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.

Waggon Tracks Working Parties on the Mainline

Waggontracks working party

20 February 2017

Over the weekend of 28/29 January, the Waggontracks team was working with the Permanent Way gang just below Penrhyn Station, helping to remove the last remaining bullhead track on the Ffestiniog Railway

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Minffordd Yard Workshop

A view of the workshop building

12 February 2017

A look into the very nearly complete Minffordd workshop, funded entirely by the Ffestiniog Railway Society

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Waggon Tracks Shed Welcomes Occupants

The first wagons now reside in the shed

26 August 2016

The volunteer input into the new Waggon Tracks shed has been ongoing, and now the first occupants have arrived.

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Welsh Pony August 2016 Update

Inside Welsh Pony's new boiler

09 August 2016

Construction of the boiler is well underway and the tender parts are ready for assembly.

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Dduallt Station Building Repair

Dduallt Station building

15 July 2016

Damaged by the falling of a tree in the aftermath of Storm Frank at the beginning of the year, the station building has been repaired by railway staff.

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Tan y Bwlch Road Bridge Painting

Work underway as David Lloyd George passes by

25 June 2016

A major project completed in time for the Spring Bank Holiday was the repainting of Tan y Bwlch road bridge.

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FR Locos in France

Mary Ann leads Moelwyn on the plateau

07 May 2016

Old Company locos Moelwyn and Simplex Mary Ann are in France, along with the WW1 speeder Busta, at the Froissy Cappy Dompiere Railway.

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Boston Lodge from Above

Boston Lodge from above, nestled at the Southern end of the Cob

21 April 2016

Some interesting shots of Boston Lodge from above, showing how it fits into the small space at the end of the Cob.

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Lifting the replica signal at TyB

19 April 2016

After a reporting gap, the latest update from the Signals and Telecoms team, from the 2/3 April.

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Waggon Tracks Shed Progress

An elevated view of the shed

22 March 2016

A look at the new Waggon Tracks shed, for which over £90,000 has been raised.

Construction commenced in 2015, now fitting out and electrics underway, along with trackwork outside.

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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