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
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
£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
New points funded by the Society costing £50,000
The Society funded new sets of points on the fan into the main yard at Boston Lodge as part of the improvements, costing £50,000
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.
It is impossible to say how long this will go on for. We are dealing with a situation that has never occurred before and is outside our control.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 7, 2020
Trains are running to Tan-y-Bwlch as this is the easiest way for us to manage a service appropriate to current guidelines and restrictions.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 7, 2020
TICKETS FOR TRAINS DURING SEPTEMBER NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 7, 2020
• We have released tickets for the 11:05 and 14:20 services throughout September.
• Book online @ https://t.co/UxJrhVIuHJ
Further information on these trains is available at https://t.co/tYU9uB44Wb pic.twitter.com/XWmXS1Obd6
FFESTINIOG RAILWAY ON BBC RADIO WALES...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) August 6, 2020
If you missed 'Country Focus' yesterday, which featured our heritage train service, it is available on BBC Sounds for the next four weeks.
Click the link below - the FR features from 10:15 in the broadcast.https://t.co/QmHAg1ThbG https://t.co/e195xmWr5B
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
27 July 2020
80 years out of traffic and now seeing regular use in the reopening trains.
13 July 2020
Members must book their place by calling the Booking Office: 01766 516024 (open 9:00-17:00 from...