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Ffestiniog Railway Society
Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Ffestiniog

Local Area Groups

Yorkshire (White Rose) Area Group

The White Rose Group is the Yorkshire based area group supporting the Ffestiniog Railway. The group holds regular monthly meetings in Leeds and promotes the railway in the Yorkshire region, attending local model shows and other events. The group holds regular working parties at the railway which usually support the permanent way department. The group also works with the operating department providing footplate crew and with the building services team.



Meetings take place each month and start at 19:30. A collection is made towards the cost of the room and speaker expenses. A donation of £2 is suggested.

Thursday 21 September 2017 – Iain Wilkinson – Waggontracks update
Thursday 19 October 2017 – Dave High – Restoring the Kerr Stuart diesel locomotive
Thursday 16 November 2017 – Morris Smith – Reminiscences of a BR Chief Civil Engineer
Thursday 14 December 2017 – Peter Kirkby – German narrow gauge
Thursday 18 January 2018 – Peter Richardson – More steam and green diesels
Thursday 15 February 2018 – Chris Nettleton – Steam in and around Darlington
Thursday 15 March 2018 – AGM followed by up to date news from a FR Society Director
Thursday 19 April 2018 – Adrian Gray-Porthmadog & Harbour Station from old photographs

As always the committee would be delighted to receive suggestions for future speakers


Oxford Place Methodist Centre, Oxford Place, Leeds LS1 3AX.


Contact the White Rose Group Secretary, David Nelson: wrg@ffestiniograilway.org.uk

Other Activities

Working Parties

11th to 13th September 2015
9th to 11th October 2015 (Provisional)
13th to 15thNovember 2015
15th to 17th January 2016
12th – 14th February 2016
11th – 13th March 2016
13th – 15th May 2016
10th – 12th June 2016
8th – 10th July 2016
9th – 11th September 2016
7th – 9th October 2016 (Provisional)
11th – 13th November 2016


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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