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Welsh Pony 2014-2020

£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

First Class Interiors 2008

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 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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