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David Lloyd George new power bogies 2014

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 New Boiler 2009, Chass Overhaul 2015

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

Carriage 103 2010

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

Carriage 121 2012

£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

Tan y Bwlch Children's Play Area 2011

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

The Ffestiniog Railway Society exists to support the oldest independent railway in the world (being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832) – now a historic and world-class tourist attraction.

Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.

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Society Membership

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.

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Donations

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.

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COVID-19 APPEAL

Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.

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