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
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
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
Only possible due to £200,000 fundraised by members.
A major fundraising initiative over five years to provide 1992-built double fairlie David Lloyd George with new piston-valve power bogies, at a cost of £200,000. This is only possible due to the fundraising by members and general donations received
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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Go to our membership page to see the full range of activities and benefits.
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 'BEST 100 PHOTOS OF THE 1990s'...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 30, 2020
We will soon launch a new campaign and therefore welcome anyone who has photos of our Railway in the 1990s to send them to email@example.com along with a caption.
Thanks to everyone who has sent in their Railway photos of the 1990s. pic.twitter.com/8EqVBM9kGJ
THE 'BEST 100 PHOTOS OF THE 1990s'...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) May 27, 2020
It's been over 2 weeks since we launched our 'Best 100 Photos of the 1990s' campaign.
Take a look at some of the highlights!
Send in your 'Best Photos of the 1990s' with captions to firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/9OWnNLQYew
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
27 May 2020
Due to the COVID19 restrictions, notice of the online AGM to be held this...