Original George England loco Prince was to be a fundamental part of the 150th celebrations of steam in 2013.
Original George England loco Prince was to be a fundamental part of the 150th celebrations of steam in 2013. In preparation for this, two years of fundraising resulted in £67,000 to pay for the overhaul in time for the celebrations
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
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
£91,000 from the Society made the construction of Super Saloon Carriage 121 possible.
Carriage 121 was the second Super Saloon constructed. Entirely funded by the FRS including bogies, the carriage encompasses heating and double glazing and spacious seating. The carriage entered traffic in May 2012 after £91,000 from the Society
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
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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.
SPOONER'S UPDATE - We have now been informed that the café will not open until 10:00 on Saturday 12th January... pic.twitter.com/8owLiFyc6O— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) January 11, 2019
APOLOGIES FOR THE SHORT NOTICE, but...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) January 10, 2019
We regret that there will be no Hot Food available after 15:30 tomorrow (Friday 11th January). Spooner's Bar will be open as usual until midnight...
The kitchens will be back in action from 09:00 on Saturday 12th January... pic.twitter.com/bCLgSCsEao
F&WHR ON THE ROAD...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) January 10, 2019
Our publicity team are off to Manchester next week for the Caravan & Motorhome Show at EventCity.
If you're at the show (or in the area) come and see us on Stand 3-128 - we'd love to see you there..!https://t.co/pxGH1qyi1x pic.twitter.com/HEDUiG43v1
DELICIOUS CARVERY - EVERY SUNDAY through January and February... Join us between 12:00 and 15:00 for a tasty 'Winter Warming' Carvery. Enjoy a choice of succulent roast meats with fresh seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings. More info @https://t.co/sN2JDHuJsS pic.twitter.com/3O85WEVj1t— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) January 10, 2019
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.
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