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
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
New points funded by the Society costing £50,000
The Society funded new sets of points on the fan into the main yard at Boston Lodge as part of the improvements, costing £50,000
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
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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.
SWYDDI NEWYDD AR GAEL YNG NGWEITHDAI BOSTON LODGE…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 27, 2022
Rydym yn edrych am Ffiter Cynhaliaeth ac Saer Cerbydau / Saer Coed.
Mae'r ddwy rôl hyn yn swyddi parhaol, llawn amser.
Mae rhagor o wybodaeth a ffurflenni cais am y ddwy rôl ar gael yma; https://t.co/De2x7typp3 pic.twitter.com/vVzWqNyYJM
NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT BOSTON LODGE WORKS…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 27, 2022
We are on the lookout for a Maintenance Fitter and a Carriage Joiner / Woodworker.
Both of these roles are permanent, full time positions.
Further information on these roles can be found here; https://t.co/De2x7tgO0t pic.twitter.com/NM6JiOJdbw
LIMITED EDITION 'PURPLE' FR BUG BOXES ON SALE NOW…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) June 23, 2022
We’re selling two types of FR Bug Boxes to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
These are limited in stock as we only have 36 of each.
Available in our shop and on our website; https://t.co/aLz2d79GXK pic.twitter.com/Bwi7sGpY9P
07 June 2022
The Boston Lodge Interpretation and Development Project fundraising appeal to support the National Heritage Lottery...