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
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
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
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
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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.
Okay, so not a railway tweet but a nice blog piece on the legend of Gelert! Why not ride on the Welsh Highland Railway and alight at Beddgelert, one of the most beautiful villages in #Snowdonia, and visit Gelert’s grave for yourself! @festrail @BeddgelertPast https://t.co/tKnmObUvjE— The Narrow Gauge Blog (@NarrowGaugeBlog) March 11, 2019
We loved this. Beyer Peacock congratulating themselves on the continued demand for their 30-year old design. If only they knew they would still be in service after 99 years they would probably burst with pride. @festrail pic.twitter.com/dAT5NkM2Gu— Robert Humm & Co (@RHummBooks) March 7, 2019
COULD THIS BE YOU..?— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) March 6, 2019
We are looking for an enthusiastic supervisor/cook to run our popular café at Tan-y Bwlch-Station. This is an exciting opportunity to increase the potential of the café, located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
More info @ https://t.co/XmkDDRRcKK pic.twitter.com/FpkG4fm4Z6
Major appeal to raise £150,000 to fund the return to steam of this iconic original England loco that has not run since the 1930s.
Help restore it to traffic here.
Working on our famous railway is the most rewarding way to spend your time. Learn new skills, make lifelong friends and enjoy the stunning Snowdonia scenery.
Find out more about your new hobby here.