A legacy from long-time volunteer Cyril Barnett supported the provision of a fully equipped workshop.
Using a legacy from long-time S&T volunteer Cyril Barnett and additional general funds to a total of £280,000, the construction and fitting out of a fully equipped workshop for use by the outdoor engineering department. The largest project we have funded to date
£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
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
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.
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
Flagship Double Fairlie locomotive Merddin Emrys returned to service in 2005 after a complete overhaul including new power bogies.
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
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.
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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.
#ThrowbackThursday— Llechwedd (@LlechweddSlate) October 29, 2020
Level 5 at Llechwedd with some (loads) of that world-famous slate ready for transport via the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways to Greaves No1 wharf in Porthmadog.
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I recently ticked something off my bucket list when I travelled behind one of the @festrail England 0-4-0STTs (in this case 'Palmerston'). Its only taken 30+ years to accomplish.— Gary Boyd-Hope (@GaryBoydHope) October 28, 2020
Right, what's next? pic.twitter.com/HmlKOaR2A3
A MESSAGE OF THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 22, 2020
This afternoon, the last train of our revised summer service departed Harbour Station.
Whilst uncertainty clouds the upcoming months, we remain determined to reignite our Railway in what we hope will be a brighter future. pic.twitter.com/djFP8X7DEG
TICKETS AVAILABILE FOR 'HERITAGE TRAINS' THURSDAY...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 21, 2020
Tickets for our 11:05 and 14:20 'Heritage Trains' services between Porthmadog and Tan-Y-Bwlch are still available for tomorrow.
Book your tickets for our 'Heritage Trains' service at https://t.co/UxJrhVIuHJ pic.twitter.com/lXcOoyVMqQ
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
15 October 2020
Nameplates were revealed on Saturday 10th October at Dduallt