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
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
Carriage 103, the first carriage of a new Super Saloon design, has bigger windows, better access, double glazing and improved bogies.
Carriage 103 was the first carriage of a new Super Saloon design with a longer length, bigger windows, better access, double glazing and heating along with improved bogies. Funded with £86,128 from the FR Society, it entered service in February 2010
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
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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.
This week we hosted our Defibrillator Launch event here at Porthmadog Harbour station. This entailed the official unveiling of the nine defibrillators along the Railway.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) February 20, 2020
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On the Welsh Highland Railway, Porthmadog to Caenarfon... pic.twitter.com/OoCyH61XUa— The Man in Seat 61 (@seatsixtyone) February 19, 2020
Unless anyone knows another, Cae Pawb near Porthmadog must be the only place in Britain where a national rail standard gauge line crosses a narrow gauge line on the level. pic.twitter.com/sf0dCXG3Hl— The Man in Seat 61 (@seatsixtyone) February 19, 2020
The train has just left - you must have been at the wrong station..!— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) February 19, 2020
Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.
Help restore it to operating condition here.
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05 December 2019
Tree clearance of land near Tan y Bwlch station has resulted in the opening of...