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
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
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
A major initiative to enhance the first class interior of Ffestiniog Railway carriages. An appeal went out to Life members realising over £40,000 including Gift Aid.
A major initiative to improve the visitor experience by enhancing the first class interior of Ffestiniog Railway carriages. An appeal went out to Life members which realised over £40,000 including Gift Aid, which was used to refurbish and improve the interiors of existing First class carriages, with purpose made moquette, as well as ensuring new observation carriages 100 and 102 were fitted to the highest standards
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
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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When you join the Ffestiniog Railway Society, you become not just a supporter of the oldest independent railway in the world, you become part of national network of like-minded enthusiasts.
Go to our membership page to see the full range of activities and benefits.
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.
DIOLCH I'R GRONFA TREFTADAETH LOTERI GENEDLAETHOL...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
Mae wedi bod yn ddiwrnod cofiadwy yma ar Rheilffyrdd Ffestiniog ac Eryri!
Rydym nawr yn edrych ymlaen at wneud ein gweledigaethau'n wirionedd, diolch i’r @HeritageFundCYM
Cyhoeddiad llawn yma; https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/gPIEzYCykk
THANKS TO THE NATIONAL LOTTERY HERITAGE FUND...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
It's been a memorable day here at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways!
We now look forward to making our visions a reality, thanks to @HeritageFundUK
Full announcement available here; https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/cPM0h7QX5z
SEREMONI CYHOEDDIAD GRANT £3.1 MILIWN CTLG…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
Bore 'ma, gwnaethom gyhoeddiad swyddogol bod ein cais wedi bod yn llwyddiannus yng Ngweithdai Boston Lodge.
Diolch i'r cyfranogwyr a'r mynychwyr, ac am yr holl negeseuon llongyfarchiadau.
Stori llawn: https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/gYq5QtPQtN
NLHF £3.1 MILLION GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT CEREMONY…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 15, 2021
This morning, we made the official announcement of our successful application at Boston Lodge Works!
Thank you to all who participated and attended and for all the messages of congratulations.
Full story: https://t.co/qacBsvZp3i pic.twitter.com/r0Jw6OcgUF
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.