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
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
£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
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
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.
No, it's not possible - but here are a couple of photos... pic.twitter.com/yMsnFjjZU9— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 8, 2021
SANTA'S CHRISTMAS CARRIAGE GROTTO - we've added an extra day to Santa's stay..!— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 8, 2021
Santa will now be in his magical Grotto at Harbour Station on December 18th 19th 22nd & 23rd
Tickets can be booked online @ https://t.co/LmVERHjwZe or by calling our Booking Office on 01766 516024. pic.twitter.com/iMR2hY5O3o
Our Santa Trains are filling fast. In fact we only have seats left for trains on December 12th & 22nd.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 7, 2021
So, don't delay if you want to enjoy the festive fun - book your seats today to avoid disappointment. Full information and online booking available @ https://t.co/0ZrYmPtPiJ pic.twitter.com/yiLOWJdNuS
Visit our webshop for further details on individual models and to order online - https://t.co/obezBMXzdl— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 25, 2021
Running videos for each model also feature in the webshop description for the individual locomotives, so you can easily see their quality and impressive accuracy.
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.