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
Major investment by the Society to enable the continuing use of the slate wagon fleet.
Major investment by the Society to enable the continuing use of the slate wagon fleet, whilst also providing parts for further wagons to be restored. This has included the purchase of new wheels and axles and couplings, along with the machining required. The work has enabled 60 slate wagons to be part of the operational fleet
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
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
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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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.
NEW SUMMER HAMPER OPTIONS…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 21, 2023
We have new hampers available for you to book!
Please Note: Our hampers must be booked in advance at the time of booking tickets, with any dietary requirements noted at time of booking.
Hamper options available here: https://t.co/4K37DVoYtT pic.twitter.com/YeahB9wbli
OPSIYNAU HAMPER HAF NEWYDD…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 21, 2023
Mae gennym ni hamperi newydd ar gael i chi archebu!
Sylwch: Rhaid archebu ein hamperi ymlaen llaw ar adeg archebu tocynnau, gan nodi unrhyw ofynion dietegol wrth archebu.
Opsiynau hamper ar gael yma: https://t.co/4K37DVoYtT pic.twitter.com/S1WyPZuW9I
RhFf YN YSBRYDOLI PEDWARAWD UKELELE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 14, 2023
Mae gitarydd @RichardDurrantX wedi ysgrifennu pedwarawd Ukulele ar ôl ei daith trên i Dan y Bwlch!
Bydd yn perfformio yn Neuadd Penrhyn, Bangor (23ain o Fedi) ac yn cynnal gweithdy ym Mhorthaethwy (24ain o Fedi)!https://t.co/mZkPriSAR2
FR TRIP INSPIRES A UKELELE QUARTET…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 14, 2023
Guitarist @RichardDurrantX recently wrote a Ukulele quartet inspired by his train trip to Tan y Bwlch!
He will perform at Penrhyn Hall, Bangor on the 23rd Sep and host a workshop at Menai Bridge on the 24th of Sep!https://t.co/mZkPriSAR2