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
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
£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
A major initiative to enhance the first class interior of Ffestiniog Railway carriages. An appeal went out to Life members realising over £40,000 including Gift Aid.
A major initiative to improve the visitor experience by enhancing the first class interior of Ffestiniog Railway carriages. An appeal went out to Life members which realised over £40,000 including Gift Aid, which was used to refurbish and improve the interiors of existing First class carriages, with purpose made moquette, as well as ensuring new observation carriages 100 and 102 were fitted to the highest standards
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
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When you join the Ffestiniog Railway Society, you become not just a supporter of the oldest independent railway in the world, you become part of national network of like-minded enthusiasts.
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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.
A taste of what’s to come in June at our “WHR: Past, Present and Future” gala - Russell, pictured at Pont Croesor this evening on a test train to Beddgelert. Details here: https://t.co/lh8BnqfZSL pic.twitter.com/NAsV3sHRAM— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 18, 2019
JUST RECEIVED from SNOWDONIA PARC BREWPUB...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 16, 2019
The Snowdonia Parc in Waunfawr are one of our partner venues for 'Cwrw ar y Cledrau • Rail-Ale Festival'...
You can travel between Dinas and Waunfawr using the special shuttle train service... pic.twitter.com/avnsQyBmKt
DOGS WELCOME @ RAIL-ALE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 16, 2019
In response to several questions, well-behaved dogs are welcome at the 'Cwrw ar y Cledrau • Rail-Ale Festival' and on the trains - although some seem to find their visit more enjoyable than others...https://t.co/heeFw8rCw4 pic.twitter.com/lavybzDoNE
DAYTIME RAIL-ALE FESTIVAL SHUTTLE SERVICE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 16, 2019
A little 'something special' for fans of never-been-done-before loco haulage - this year's daytime Rail-Ale festival shuttle trains will be worked by 'Upnor Castle' and 'Harlech Castle'...
More information @ https://t.co/FTTMsgbhCn pic.twitter.com/zfe3iKuJj1
Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.
Help restore it to operating condition here.
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