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
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
£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
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
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
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.
Celebrating #Heritage week - part of the #LoveYourRailway campaign...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 29, 2021
The repatriation and restoration of our Garratt locos enables us to honour the heritage of the UK's engineering industry and, of course, the railways of South Africa...
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Yes, for slate traffic from Manod Quarry. The GWR also used a transporter wagon system to get the 2' gauge wagons to Blaenau Ffestiniog goods yard.https://t.co/llHTQDCYHF— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 29, 2021
Nearly - It's actually an LNWR wagon. The locking mechanism is to hold it in place on standard gauge transporter wagons.https://t.co/LMkunM1clf— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 28, 2021
SLATE LANDSCAPE OF NORTH WEST WALES GRANTED WORLD HERITAGE STATUS…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) July 28, 2021
The decision, announced this afternoon, means that the Slate Landscape of North West Wales joins places like Egypt’s Pyramids, India’s Taj Mahal and the USA’s Grand Canyon on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. pic.twitter.com/ICJiXcfnXK
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
22 June 2021
Chasing a Mountain Prince service up the line behind Welsh Pony. The services give the...