Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork.
Over the winter of 2014-15, one of the major projects was the replacement of the bottom end pointwork and point motors, along with trackwork. This expensive project was aided by a grant of £57,000 from the Society
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
£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
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
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
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.
One of the founding fathers of the preserved Ffestiniog Railway. Rest in peace Vic. https://t.co/FipehTcwsT— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) January 20, 2021
COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) January 20, 2021
We've been rather quiet lately - while busy making plans for a new season ahead. We'll soon be in a position to give you an outline of how we hope to run our train services in the 'early' part of the year.
Watch https://t.co/yDbNoSGcBz for updates. pic.twitter.com/bt7QiCwq51
Good morning all - we weren’t expecting trains past the house yesterday but, right on cue, this beautiful works train turned up and caused quite a bit of excitement #Eryri #Snowdonia pic.twitter.com/0DoCxCJ9Cm— Sarah Parry (@SarahWoods66) December 13, 2020
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
22 January 2021
A great start to the appeal and some scenes of Linda over the time at...