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
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
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
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
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
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.
Take a look at https://t.co/4pe3C6Ywhk— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 23, 2021
Its colour is similar to Tomato Soup, so in a touch of Ffestiniog humour it gained the nickname of the Clangers TV character - combining a reference to its colour and the Welsh Ddraig Goch...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 23, 2021
It is nothing to do with the colour of the TV Soup Dragon, as that was green.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE:— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 10, 2021
ALL FFESTINIOG RAILWAY TRAINS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED for Saturday 11th September.
All passengers who had already booked online for these trains will receive an automatic refund during the course of tomorrow.
Welsh Highland Railway trains are running as planned. pic.twitter.com/4Mq9DG7Xp7
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.