£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
£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
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
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
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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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.
TRAINS DELAYED on the FFESTINIOG RAILWAY...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 19, 2020
Unfortunately, due to a problem with a set of points at Tan-y-Bwlch, trains are currently delayed by 30-40 mins. Please don't delay your arrival at our station in Porthmadog as we will be doing our best to catch up time this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/Tw5bNj1Zg7
TUNE IN TO ITV NEWS WALES THIS EVENING...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 17, 2020
We will be featuring on @ITVWales tonight as we discuss the running of our services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The segment will feature during the ITV News Wales at 18:00 this evening! pic.twitter.com/4JYZs9TTS2
'BYGONES WEEKEND': 9th-11th October...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 17, 2020
This will feature many of the familiar aspects of our usual vintage weekends, in particular our heritage trains - passenger and goods - but with seats on all trains being pre-booked...
Further details available @https://t.co/Q9vlEeO8YP pic.twitter.com/0QsgjvslJ1
NEW: 'ADVENTURES IN NORTH WALES' PODCASTs...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 16, 2020
'Go North Wales' - the official North Wales Tourist Information Site - has launched a series of podcasts in which Megan Llyn explores North Wales. Episode 3 features N.W. Wales & the F&WHR... More information @https://t.co/hc56xNK7qp pic.twitter.com/tZyM0xujnx
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
25 August 2020
Opportunity to travel behind Welsh Pony for members, including beyond Tan y Bwlch
12 August 2020
Changes including more opportunities to travel on the Ffestiniog Railway.