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
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
Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork.
Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork. This expensive project was aided by a grant of £57,000 from the Society
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
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
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.
TRAINS DELAYED on the FFESTINIOG RAILWAY...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 19, 2020
Unfortunately, due to a problem with a set of points at Tan-y-Bwlch, trains are currently delayed by 30-40 mins. Please don't delay your arrival at our station in Porthmadog as we will be doing our best to catch up time this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/Tw5bNj1Zg7
TUNE IN TO ITV NEWS WALES THIS EVENING...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 17, 2020
We will be featuring on @ITVWales tonight as we discuss the running of our services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The segment will feature during the ITV News Wales at 18:00 this evening! pic.twitter.com/4JYZs9TTS2
'BYGONES WEEKEND': 9th-11th October...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 17, 2020
This will feature many of the familiar aspects of our usual vintage weekends, in particular our heritage trains - passenger and goods - but with seats on all trains being pre-booked...
Further details available @https://t.co/Q9vlEeO8YP pic.twitter.com/0QsgjvslJ1
NEW: 'ADVENTURES IN NORTH WALES' PODCASTs...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 16, 2020
'Go North Wales' - the official North Wales Tourist Information Site - has launched a series of podcasts in which Megan Llyn explores North Wales. Episode 3 features N.W. Wales & the F&WHR... More information @https://t.co/hc56xNK7qp pic.twitter.com/tZyM0xujnx
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
25 August 2020
Opportunity to travel behind Welsh Pony for members, including beyond Tan y Bwlch
12 August 2020
Changes including more opportunities to travel on the Ffestiniog Railway.