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
£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
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
£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
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
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.
#ThrowbackThursday— Llechwedd (@LlechweddSlate) October 29, 2020
Level 5 at Llechwedd with some (loads) of that world-famous slate ready for transport via the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways to Greaves No1 wharf in Porthmadog.
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I recently ticked something off my bucket list when I travelled behind one of the @festrail England 0-4-0STTs (in this case 'Palmerston'). Its only taken 30+ years to accomplish.— Gary Boyd-Hope (@GaryBoydHope) October 28, 2020
Right, what's next? pic.twitter.com/HmlKOaR2A3
A MESSAGE OF THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 22, 2020
This afternoon, the last train of our revised summer service departed Harbour Station.
Whilst uncertainty clouds the upcoming months, we remain determined to reignite our Railway in what we hope will be a brighter future. pic.twitter.com/djFP8X7DEG
TICKETS AVAILABILE FOR 'HERITAGE TRAINS' THURSDAY...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 21, 2020
Tickets for our 11:05 and 14:20 'Heritage Trains' services between Porthmadog and Tan-Y-Bwlch are still available for tomorrow.
Book your tickets for our 'Heritage Trains' service at https://t.co/UxJrhVIuHJ pic.twitter.com/lXcOoyVMqQ
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
15 October 2020
Nameplates were revealed on Saturday 10th October at Dduallt