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
Flagship Double Fairlie locomotive Merddin Emrys returned to service in 2005 after £185,012 from the Society. This included the external overhaul and repairs to the boiler and the construction of two new power bogies in Boston Lodge Works
Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork. This expensive project was aided by a grant of £57,000 from the Society
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
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
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.
We are one of the shortlisted nominees for the Go 'Magnificent Crowd Puller' award (for events with less than 7.5k visitors) for our recent 'Victorian Weekend' - and also for the Go 'Marketing' Award as part of the @Gr8LittleTrains team... Good Luck everybody..! https://t.co/cu1krPpZ9I— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 15, 2018
SANTA TRAINS ARE COMING...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 15, 2018
Are you getting excited yet..? WE are - as our first Santa Train is just over three weeks away..!
Don't leave it too late to book your seats though, as they are selling fast...
Go to https://t.co/LcCsAiWT1Y for details of our festive specials... pic.twitter.com/QvonlWcvFO
A CHRISTMAS TREAT...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) November 14, 2018
Christmas is a time for celebration, for sharing, for giving and receiving presents - so our Christmas Pullman Teas provide a luxurious gift for that someone special in your life (or as a relaxing treat for yourself).
Further details @ https://t.co/bXla07R747 pic.twitter.com/DMFQ9npAw7
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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.