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
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
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
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
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
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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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.
DIOLCH I'R GRONFA TREFTADAETH LOTERI GENEDLAETHOL...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
Mae wedi bod yn ddiwrnod cofiadwy yma ar Rheilffyrdd Ffestiniog ac Eryri!
Rydym nawr yn edrych ymlaen at wneud ein gweledigaethau'n wirionedd, diolch i’r @HeritageFundCYM
Cyhoeddiad llawn yma; https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/gPIEzYCykk
THANKS TO THE NATIONAL LOTTERY HERITAGE FUND...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
It's been a memorable day here at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways!
We now look forward to making our visions a reality, thanks to @HeritageFundUK
Full announcement available here; https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/cPM0h7QX5z
SEREMONI CYHOEDDIAD GRANT £3.1 MILIWN CTLG…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
Bore 'ma, gwnaethom gyhoeddiad swyddogol bod ein cais wedi bod yn llwyddiannus yng Ngweithdai Boston Lodge.
Diolch i'r cyfranogwyr a'r mynychwyr, ac am yr holl negeseuon llongyfarchiadau.
Stori llawn: https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/gYq5QtPQtN
NLHF £3.1 MILLION GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT CEREMONY…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
This morning, we made the official announcement of our successful application at Boston Lodge Works!
Thank you to all who participated and attended and for all the messages of congratulations.
Full story: https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/r0Jw6OcgUF
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.