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
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
Original George England loco Prince was to be a fundamental part of the 150th celebrations of steam in 2013.
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
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
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
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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.
Times at other stations are -— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 11, 2019
16:20 Rhyd Ddu
No other trains are affected - however, please be aware that the 14:20 train from Caernarfon will now pass the retimed service at Beddgelert, not Rhyd Ddu.
WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY -— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 11, 2019
AMENDED SERVICE ON
Saturday 12th October...
Due to an additional charter service, the 14:15 departure from Porthmadog has been retimed to leave Harbour Station at 14:50 - arriving in Caernarfon at 17:20. pic.twitter.com/3n9wkrSTuB
F&WHR SANTA LEAFLETS - Now available to download.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 10, 2019
We have two Santa Train options for you and your family to enjoy this December - which will you choose..?
a) Porthmadog to Beddgelert return - https://t.co/NwRcAayCK1
b) Caernarfon to Rhyd Ddu return - https://t.co/43yfKImNdb pic.twitter.com/jaiMovYVn4
COMPETITION!... Stay in Portmeirion Village and enjoy First Class journeys on the world famous Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. Answer a simple question for a chance to explore Snowdonia National Park and the Vale of Ffestiniog by steam train - https://t.co/hGvXFcHAFI pic.twitter.com/uwtRjki6Ia— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 9, 2019
Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.
Help restore it to operating condition here.
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