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Slate Wagon Refurbishments 2011-2013

Major investment by the Society to enable the continuing use of the slate wagon fleet.

Major investment by the Society to enable the continuing use of the slate wagon fleet, whilst also providing parts for further wagons to be restored. This has included the purchase of new wheels and axles and couplings, along with the machining required. The work has enabled 60 slate wagons to be part of the operational fleet

Lilla New Boiler 2009, Chass Overhaul 2015

Lilla returned to traffic with a brand new boiler, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Lilla Group raising £42,286

Lilla returned to traffic in 2008 with a brand new (Boston Lodge-built) boiler, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Lilla Group raising £42,286 through the FR Society. Another £22,000 was raised to fund a chassis overhaul in 2015

Prince rebuild 2013

Original George England loco Prince was to be a fundamental part of the 150th celebrations of steam in 2013.

Original George England loco Prince was to be a fundamental part of the 150th celebrations of steam in 2013. In preparation for this, two years of fundraising resulted in £67,000 to pay for the overhaul in time for the celebrations

Minffordd Infrastructure Shed 2015-6

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

First Class Interiors 2008

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

The Ffestiniog Railway Society exists to support the oldest independent railway in the world (being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832) – now a historic and world-class tourist attraction.

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For timetables, tickets and all visitor information for Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways:

Go to festrail.co.uk »

Society Membership

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.

Go to our membership page to see the full range of activities and benefits.

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Donations

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.

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Kerr Stuart 4415 Appeal

Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.

Help restore it to operating condition here.

Volunteering

Working on our famous railway is the most rewarding way to spend your time. Learn new skills, make lifelong friends and enjoy the stunning Snowdonia scenery.

Find out more about your new hobby here.

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