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
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
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
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
£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
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.
There'll be a warm Welsh Welcome waiting for you later, but for now... https://t.co/kyZOtxp1Kz— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 3, 2020
ON THIS DAY - 2nd April 2017...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 2, 2020
The sun-cast shadows of trees in the Coed Maentwrog woods ripple across the train, as 'Merddin Emrys' approaches Tan-y-Bwlch with the 13:35 train from Porthmadog... continues @ https://t.co/kQlqt5s8yK#OTD #OnThisDay pic.twitter.com/PKhIpDrwwk
NG-V 3172 at Dinas, 30-03-2019 pic.twitter.com/xYCqSVeUBv— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 1, 2020
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.