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Tan y Bwlch Children's Play Area 2011

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

Carriage 103 2010

Carriage 103, the first carriage of a new Super Saloon design, has bigger windows, better access, double glazing and improved bogies.

Carriage 103 was the first carriage of a new Super Saloon design with a longer length, bigger windows, better access, double glazing and heating along with improved bogies. Funded with £86,128 from the FR Society, it entered service in February 2010

Boiler Repairs and new power bogies for Merddin Emrys 2005

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

Porthmadog Heritage Signalling 2014

Installation of semaphore signalling, the magnificent result of a call out to members.

The call went out to members to support the installation of heritage signalling features as part of the rebuilding of Porthmadog Harbour Station. The response was magnificent with £68,000 being raised to support the installation of semaphore signalling and the associated features

David Lloyd George new power bogies 2014

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

The Ffestiniog Railway Society exists to support the oldest independent railway in the world (being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832) – now a historic and world-class tourist attraction.

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Society Membership

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.

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Donations

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.

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Welsh Pony Appeal

Major appeal to raise £150,000 to fund the return to steam of this iconic original England loco that has not run since the 1930s.

Help restore it to traffic here.

Volunteering

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.

Find out more about your new hobby here.

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