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
A legacy from long-time volunteer Cyril Barnett supported the provision of a fully equipped workshop.
Using a legacy from long-time S&T volunteer Cyril Barnett and additional general funds to a total of £280,000, the construction and fitting out of a fully equipped workshop for use by the outdoor engineering department. The largest project we have funded to date
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
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
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
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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.
Times at other stations are -— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 11, 2019
16:20 Rhyd Ddu
No other trains are affected - however, please be aware that the 14:20 train from Caernarfon will now pass the retimed service at Beddgelert, not Rhyd Ddu.
WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY -— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 11, 2019
AMENDED SERVICE ON
Saturday 12th October...
Due to an additional charter service, the 14:15 departure from Porthmadog has been retimed to leave Harbour Station at 14:50 - arriving in Caernarfon at 17:20. pic.twitter.com/3n9wkrSTuB
F&WHR SANTA LEAFLETS - Now available to download.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 10, 2019
We have two Santa Train options for you and your family to enjoy this December - which will you choose..?
a) Porthmadog to Beddgelert return - https://t.co/NwRcAayCK1
b) Caernarfon to Rhyd Ddu return - https://t.co/43yfKImNdb pic.twitter.com/jaiMovYVn4
COMPETITION!... Stay in Portmeirion Village and enjoy First Class journeys on the world famous Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. Answer a simple question for a chance to explore Snowdonia National Park and the Vale of Ffestiniog by steam train - https://t.co/hGvXFcHAFI pic.twitter.com/uwtRjki6Ia— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 9, 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.
Find out more about your new hobby here.