11 January 2018
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.
29 December 2017
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.
15 October 2017
A short gallery showing scenes from the 2017 Victorian weekend, over the long weekend of 6-8 October.
05 September 2017
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.
27 June 2017
Continuing progress on the reactivation of Welsh Pony, with a significant milestone of the boiler in the frames. Further funding is required.
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20 May 2017
Our regular scribe, Ron Walker, reports on further drains activity, in Tan y Bwlch and Minffordd.
27 April 2017
The frames ready for rewheeling, the tender nearly complete and the boiler hydraulically tested. See the report for the update.
26 April 2017
A quick peak inside the carriage shed, viewing some of the current work underway.
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We are one of the shortlisted nominees for the Go 'Magnificent Crowd Puller' award (for events with less than 7.5k visitors) for our recent 'Victorian Weekend' - and also for the Go 'Marketing' Award as part of the @Gr8LittleTrains team... Good Luck everybody..! https://t.co/cu1krPpZ9I— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 15, 2018
SANTA TRAINS ARE COMING...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 15, 2018
Are you getting excited yet..? WE are - as our first Santa Train is just over three weeks away..!
Don't leave it too late to book your seats though, as they are selling fast...
Go to https://t.co/LcCsAiWT1Y for details of our festive specials... pic.twitter.com/QvonlWcvFO
A CHRISTMAS TREAT...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 14, 2018
Christmas is a time for celebration, for sharing, for giving and receiving presents - so our Christmas Pullman Teas provide a luxurious gift for that someone special in your life (or as a relaxing treat for yourself).
Further details @ https://t.co/bXla07R747 pic.twitter.com/DMFQ9npAw7
CHRISTMAS ON THE F&WHR...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 12, 2018
Whether it's family fun, a festive treat, a gift for someone special or a scenic steam-hauled train ride - there's something for everyone this Christmas, here at the F&WHR...
Full details of all these - and more - on our website @https://t.co/r5kvrus2i5 pic.twitter.com/nwybLRXxM8
The completed @festrail war memorial, to be dedicated, albeit a bit late, on Sunday. Particular thanks to those who designed and built such a wonderful setting for the plaque, which @RailwayHeritage provided. pic.twitter.com/P5QpqpDX3i— RailwayHeritageTrust (@RailwayHeritage) November 9, 2018
We have had a very busy day in Snowdonia! Year 6 @BlaengarwP and @BetwsSchool have experienced a fantastic 12K mountain hike and a trip on the @festrail. The weather has been favourable overall and behaviour has once again been excellent - looking forward to dinner now! pic.twitter.com/im5jwDxi8V— BetwsPrimarySchool (@BetwsSchool) November 7, 2018
On Sunday, 100 years after the end of the Great War, @festrail will unveil a @RailwayHeritage funded memorial to those of its staff who served and fell in the conflict. Not clear why not done at the time. Here is the base, plaque to be installed on Sunday. #LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/7F3luhTDPo— RailwayHeritageTrust (@RailwayHeritage) November 7, 2018
Have I mentioned that a fab part of my job is meeting #SkillsfortheFuture trainees? I called into @festrail last week & heard how the new trainees are getting on and how they found out about the @heritagelottery opportunity pic.twitter.com/ifkaUDgANQ— Emma Stagg (@EmmaStagg) November 7, 2018
TEN YEARS AGO...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 4, 2018
On 4th November 2008, Porthmadog welcomed back a party of Dutch Commandos - to the town and the railway - for a service of thanksgiving and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Harbour Station...
More info @ https://t.co/Je4Ts6mDUm pic.twitter.com/HABtEGz7iE
Welsh Highland Railway - there are only two more days with trains through the beautiful Aberglaslyn Pass until February (Santa Trains excepted)... *— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 1, 2018
So, don't miss your chance to enjoy a seasonal ride you'll never forget through spectacular Snowdonia...https://t.co/wx8UyzzefN