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
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
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
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
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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.
Go to our membership page to see the full range of activities and benefits.
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.
EASTER - FOOTPLATE RIDES...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 18, 2019
UPDATE >>> 'Linda' now confirmed as the footplate loco in Porthmadog..!
With the Bank Holiday weekend just a few days away, we've arranged footplate rides as an Easter treat for our visitors.
More information @ https://t.co/F8Nh7x3ejX pic.twitter.com/079M1md44A
09:15 from Boston Lodge— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 18, 2019
Meillionen (no longer Forest Campsite) to Rhyd Ddu one-way fare is currently £6.16 ...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 18, 2019
Recommend you phone the Booking Office (01766 516024) if we can help with further information.
What an absolutely fantastic day our team had @festrail and huge thanks to Kaz and all the team! Huge thanks to omotolani Somoye @64125Omotolani and @GwyneddAfrica @UzoIwobi @iolanda_banu @BHMWales @CJsNation @Writing_Reflex @AliAbdi_ @BAMECymruElders @ClpwW @ pic.twitter.com/gi0k8ALsPt— Race Council Cymru (@rcccymru) April 18, 2019
Appeal to raise £30,000 to fund the return of the pioneering diesel locomotive.
Help restore it to operating condition here.
Working on our famous railway is the most rewarding way to spend your time. Learn new skills, make lifelong friends and enjoy the stunning Snowdonia scenery.
Find out more about your new hobby here.