£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
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
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
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.
Today's picture goes back to 2013 and a photo-charter ahead of the @festrail Steam 150 Gala. Three England 0-4-0STs rest at Boston Lodge, though just one of them, 'Palmerston' was in working order! Hopefully that will change later in the year when 'Welsh Pony' steams again. pic.twitter.com/otTSWJqCH8— Narrow Gauge World (@NarrowGaugeWrld) March 26, 2020
ON THIS DAY - 26th March 2014...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) March 26, 2020
On a beautiful Spring morning, the daffodils are in bud and the Station House log pile is getting larger, as 'Linda' and 'Taliesin' steam into Minffordd Station...
More info available @ https://t.co/LTkHbyEVZI pic.twitter.com/inkYin3kGh
Covid-19 Emergency Appeal: We need your help - Your support is highly valued by the whole F&WHR family. Please read - https://t.co/18NzsScOfa - and please retweet. Thank you
Whilst we sadly can't travel on The Ffestiniog, I can paint it. Will do a large watercolour of this shot I took of Linda pulling the gravity train up at last years Victorian Weekend. @festrail #wales #Steam pic.twitter.com/jFhXBRNiEr— Mark Buck (@markbuck) March 25, 2020
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.