Gives parents the opportunity to have a relaxing time at the cafe, whilst children can play alongside with a view of the passing trains.
A new purpose built play area was installed at Tan y Bwlch in time for Easter 2011, at a cost of £21,900, to give parents the opportunity to have a relaxing time at the cafe whilst children can play alongside with a view of the passing trains
£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
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
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
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
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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.
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.
EASTER - FOOTPLATE RIDES...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 18, 2019
UPDATE >>> 'Linda' now confirmed as the footplate loco in Porthmadog..!
With the Bank Holiday weekend just a few days away, we've arranged footplate rides as an Easter treat for our visitors.
More information @ https://t.co/F8Nh7x3ejX pic.twitter.com/079M1md44A
09:15 from Boston Lodge— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 18, 2019
Meillionen (no longer Forest Campsite) to Rhyd Ddu one-way fare is currently £6.16 ...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 18, 2019
Recommend you phone the Booking Office (01766 516024) if we can help with further information.
What an absolutely fantastic day our team had @festrail and huge thanks to Kaz and all the team! Huge thanks to omotolani Somoye @64125Omotolani and @GwyneddAfrica @UzoIwobi @iolanda_banu @BHMWales @CJsNation @Writing_Reflex @AliAbdi_ @BAMECymruElders @ClpwW @ pic.twitter.com/gi0k8ALsPt— Race Council Cymru (@rcccymru) April 18, 2019
Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.
Help restore it to operating condition here.
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.
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