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  • Carriages 21 and 22

    Carriages 21 and 22

    A recent shuffle in the carriage shed has seen carriage 22 replaced by 21 in the paint shop.

  • Hunslet 125, 22-24th June

    Hunslet 125, 22-24th June

    15 visiting Hunslets to join the 5 resident at the Ffestiniog – a weekend to remember!

  • New Volunteer Weekend 21/22 April

    New Volunteer Weekend 21/22 April

    After the success of our event last year, we are holding a “Join the F&WHR Volunteers” weekend, when you can visit us on Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd April and we will take you behind the scenes, show you what you can do and to answer all of your questions. There will be something that appeals to everyone and if you are not sure, we will let you have a go…

  • Farewell to the Earl of Merioneth

    Farewell to the Earl of Merioneth

    As the Earl of Merioneth heads into the retirement, the last trains will be on Sunday 8th April 2018, see the Ffestiniog Railway website for details.

    Keep an eye on the roster – it is currently still in service and expected to be running over Easter Weekend.

  • Boston Lodge Diesels

    Boston Lodge Diesels

    A short glimpse into some of the diesels at Boston Lodge, including the return to use of Harold.

  • Boston Lodge New Points

    Boston Lodge New Points

    New points are being fitted in the main yard at Boston Lodge. These were delivered before Christmas, having been paid for out of a Ffestiniog Railway Society grant.

  • Blanche and Linda reunited

    Blanche and Linda reunited

    Following work on both Ladies, the two sisters were reunited for the Christmas week trains, commencing Boxing Day, handling 8-carr trains each day. Including, on 29th December, when the weather conditions were somewhat wintry.

  • Victorian Weekend 2017

    Victorian Weekend 2017

    A short gallery showing scenes from the 2017 Victorian weekend, over the long weekend of 6-8 October.

  • Blanche Reassembly

    Blanche Reassembly

    Ex Penrhyn Quarry mainline class Hunslet Blanche has been absent from operations since May 2016 when she was dismantled for the obligatory 10 year boiler inspection and retube. With help at Young Volunteers Week at the beginning of August, Blanche is beginning to look like a loco again.

  • Welsh Pony June 2017 Update

    Welsh Pony June 2017 Update

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

    See further details here.

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