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
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
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
£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
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.
In order to operate a service that complies with current guidelines and restrictions, we have to manage customer flow and ensure that passengers travel out and back on the same train. At this time, this is best achieved with a limited service to Tan-y-Bwlch using heritage stock.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 14, 2021
R.I.P. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021.— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 9, 2021
We join with others in expressing our deepest sympathy and regret for the passing of Prince Philip today. We offer our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all her family...
'Earl of Merioneth' was another of his titles... pic.twitter.com/vULF0a1BJ1
STEAMING AHEAD IN APRIL…— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 1, 2021
Having only recently announced that we are resuming services in May, we now have some even better news to share…
Our trains will be steaming into action earlier than anticipated - on the 27th of April..!
Latest update here: https://t.co/7fBbdUCIKH pic.twitter.com/RIJb1bnBEa
WE WANT A HEAD CHEF FOR SPOONER’S...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) April 1, 2021
We're on the lookout for a Head Chef to take charge of the kitchen at Spooner’s Café-Bar & Grill - main catering outlet on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways in beautiful https://t.co/S5fmbkVRhY..!
More info @ https://t.co/HLBBTE91kN pic.twitter.com/stFcbg9MMc
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...