£260,000 project to restore large England Welsh Pony to steam
Specific fundraising for the project to complete this ‘unfinished business’ of restoring large England Welsh Pony to steam after nearly 80 years. With the project launched in 2013 in tribute to long time General Manager Allan Garraway. Over £260,000 was raised by members and supporters with a first steaming in June 2020
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
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
£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
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
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.
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus - Happy St. David's Day..!— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) March 1, 2021
1st March is one of the most colourful days of the year here in Wales, as we celebrate Saint David, our patron saint.
You can find out more about Dewi Sant here:https://t.co/UAfBWZ2OnT pic.twitter.com/BMBKCtSBj0
Tune in to ITV tonight at 8.00pm to watch episode three of "Joanna Lumley’s Home Sweet Home" as she takes a trip on the Ffestiniog Railway! https://t.co/8oNVxTNwGt— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) February 16, 2021
Please take the time to study our NLHF project Website. This will be the principal hub for all our project information, activities and updates. The project will enable us to involve more people in the railway and help those people develop their skills. https://t.co/8jNyY6H9Oy— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) February 12, 2021
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
22 January 2021
A great start to the appeal and some scenes of Linda over the time at...