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
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
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
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
£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
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.
One of the founding fathers of the preserved Ffestiniog Railway. Rest in peace Vic. https://t.co/FipehTcwsT— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) January 20, 2021
COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) January 20, 2021
We've been rather quiet lately - while busy making plans for a new season ahead. We'll soon be in a position to give you an outline of how we hope to run our train services in the 'early' part of the year.
Watch https://t.co/yDbNoSGcBz for updates. pic.twitter.com/bt7QiCwq51
Good morning all - we weren’t expecting trains past the house yesterday but, right on cue, this beautiful works train turned up and caused quite a bit of excitement #Eryri #Snowdonia pic.twitter.com/0DoCxCJ9Cm— Sarah Parry (@SarahWoods66) December 13, 2020
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
22 January 2021
A great start to the appeal and some scenes of Linda over the time at...