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
A legacy from long-time volunteer Cyril Barnett supported the provision of a fully equipped workshop.
Using a legacy from long-time S&T volunteer Cyril Barnett and additional general funds to a total of £280,000, the construction and fitting out of a fully equipped workshop for use by the outdoor engineering department. The largest project we have funded to date
New points funded by the Society costing £50,000
The Society funded new sets of points on the fan into the main yard at Boston Lodge as part of the improvements, costing £50,000
Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork.
Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork. This expensive project was aided by a grant of £57,000 from the Society
£260,000 project to restore large England Welsh Pony to steam
Specific fundraising for the project to complete this ‘unfinished business’ of restoring large England Welsh Pony to steam after nearly 80 years. With the project launched in 2013 in tribute to long time General Manager Allan Garraway. Over £260,000 was raised by members and supporters with a first steaming in June 2020
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.
The #LoveYourRailway theme for this week is #Education.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 2, 2021
Here at the F&WHR we love to tell our story and share our knowledge and enthusiasm with our visitors - and when we can't do this in person, we have lots of information available online.
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This week marked the start of #LoveYourRailway. Join us as we collaborate with railways across the UK to raise awareness of the important work we do.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 31, 2021
Get involved by sharing memorable moments and photos of your time on a heritage railway. Don't forget to include the hashtag..! pic.twitter.com/cyeI6m8rLw
Celebrating #Heritage week - part of the #LoveYourRailway campaign...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 29, 2021
The repatriation and restoration of our Garratt locos enables us to honour the heritage of the UK's engineering industry and, of course, the railways of South Africa...
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Yes, for slate traffic from Manod Quarry. The GWR also used a transporter wagon system to get the 2' gauge wagons to Blaenau Ffestiniog goods yard.https://t.co/llHTQDCYHF— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 29, 2021
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
22 June 2021
Chasing a Mountain Prince service up the line behind Welsh Pony. The services give the...