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Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Ffestiniog

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  • East Anglian Group

    5 October 2021

    The group is resuming meetings - see their “page”:https://www.ffestiniograilway.org.uk/local_area_groups/east-anglian for details.

  • 2020 Ffestiniog Railway Society AGM

    2020 Ffestiniog Railway Society AGM

    27 May 2020

    Online AGM due to ongoing COVID19 situation

  • Join the Railway Volunteers Event

    27 April 2019


    The recruitment weekend will be taking place very shortly but it’s not too late to join in. Remember this is your chance to find out what you can do for the railway as a volunteer and why people enjoy it so much.

    We will need to know if you want to come on the Saturday or the Sunday. You will need to wear stout shoes or boots as in places the ground surfaces at Boston Lodge and Minffordd Yard are uneven and, as we can never guarantee good weather, it is probably wise to bring waterproofs. Refreshments including a sandwich lunch will be provided.

    To register your interest and obtain an application form please email joinin@ffwhr.com We look forward to meeting you. Howard Wilson

  • Victorian Weekend

    6 October 2017

    The Ffestiniog Railway is a living museum. We have been running passenger trains since Victorian times and many of those older vehicles have been lovingly preserved, so what better way to show them off than to have a weekend dedicated to that wonderful era?

  • FRS 2017 AGM

    29 April 2017

    The annual Ffestiniog Railway Society AGM

  • Quirks and Curiosities II

    28 April 2017

    Plans are already well underway with planning for the biggest event of 2017 – Quirks & Curiosities II. Following the success of the last Quirks in 2010 the Railway has received numerous requests to stage the sequel and we are hoping to make it bigger, better and quirkier than before!

  • Join the F&WHR Volunteers Weekend

    22 April 2017

    Have you ever wondered about volunteering on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways? Have you ever thought about guarding trains, firing locomotives or working on the track? You don’t need previous experience or special skills, as full training will be given. This could be the dream you never thought would come true!

  • Groups and Volunteers Liaison Meeting 2017

    4 February 2017

    The Society’s annual gathering for Area and Interest Groups and Volunteers will take place on Saturday 4th February 2017 from 10:45 till 16:00 at the Grappenhall Community Centre, Warrington.

    This is an ideal opportunity to network and receive updates on the railway. Prior booking is essential and bookings are due to close on 16th January 2017.

    To receive a booking form please e-mail: secretary@ffestiniograilway.org.uk

  • 2016 Annual General Meeting

    30 April 2016

    The Annual General Meeting of the Ffestiniog Railway Society

  • New Volunteers Weekend

    New Volunteers Weekend

    16 April 2016

    Many of the railway’s staff are volunteers – they carry out a great variety of tasks, they may stay clean or get dirty, they may sit at desks or work physically very hard, they can use their brains as well as their muscles. Volunteers work in the railway’s cafés and shops, staff and signal trains, drive and fire locomotives, lay and maintain track, build or restore buildings, carriages and locomotives…

  • Megabash Working Party

    19 March 2016

    Early season tidy up of the Railway. Full weekend of work in the open air.

  • Gigabash Working Party

    24 October 2015

    Autumn working party to improve the appearance of stations.

  • FR Heritage Group AGM

    10 October 2015

    This coincides with the FR’s Vintage Weekend.

  • Allan Garraway Memorial Ceremony

    3 May 2015

    The Allan Garraway Memorial Service is being held at Tan y Bwlch Station at 11.30 on the morning of Sunday 3rd May. It is intended that this will provide an opportunity for anyone who was unable to reach Inverness for his funeral to pay their respects.

    The 10.30 service train is available to take members to Tan y Bwlch but all travellers must obtain a ticket from Porthmadog Booking Office in advance and certainly before attempting to board.

  • Annual General Meeting

    2 May 2015

    This coincides with the FR’s ’150 Years of Passenger Trains’ event. AGM starts at 6.30pm.

    Contact the FRS Secretary for details: secretary@ffestiniograilway.org.uk

  • FR Society Groups Liaison Meeting

    31 January 2015

    Contact the FRS Secretary for details: secretary@ffestiniograilway.org.uk