05 September 2017
Ex Penrhyn Quarry mainline class Hunslet Blanche has been absent from operations since May 2016 when she was dismantled for the obligatory 10 year boiler inspection and retube. With help at Young Volunteers Week at the beginning of August, Blanche is beginning to look like a loco again.
27 June 2017
Continuing progress on the reactivation of Welsh Pony, with a significant milestone of the boiler in the frames. Further funding is required.
See further details here.
20 May 2017
Our regular scribe, Ron Walker, reports on further drains activity, in Tan y Bwlch and Minffordd.
27 April 2017
The frames ready for rewheeling, the tender nearly complete and the boiler hydraulically tested. See the report for the update.
26 April 2017
A quick peak inside the carriage shed, viewing some of the current work underway.
02 April 2017
First visitors for the Quirks and Curiosities event at the end of April. And some highlights of the weekend.
17 March 2017
Latest report from the Drains Gang, out in all weathers. This time, taking a train up the line to collect and drop off items, as well as covering pipes with ballast. Report here.
16 March 2017
The latest update from the £170,000 project to restore Welsh Pony to steam.
The update shows the nearly complete boiler, tender and further work on the new frames.
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...or even - One and a Half weeks to go..!— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 24, 2018
VICTORIAN VINTAGE WEEKEND— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 24, 2018
Two and half weeks to go...
More details now available - Daily Timetable Highlights, Ticketing arrangements and Booking Form have been added to our website for you to download @ https://t.co/tAMQsDl4km pic.twitter.com/f40c83iMut
'VICTORIAN WEEKEND'...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 20, 2018
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October
Three weeks to go till our Victorian-themed Vintage Weekend - so here are the timetables for passenger trains running during the event ... Advance tickets are now available. More info @ https://t.co/rBnGtJ9Gdi pic.twitter.com/5XlaW8oZCN
PLEASE NOTE: This afternoon's train services on the Ffestiniog Railway are running behind schedule, due to the weather conditions and signalling problems..— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 20, 2018
In addition, Tan-y-Bwlch café will be closing early - at 15:00 - today...
We apologise for any inconvenience caused... pic.twitter.com/zxGG4ysG5j
ADVANCE WARNING... This Sunday, 16th September, the main road across the Cob - and outside Harbour Station - will be closed from 08:00-16:00 for the annual 'Ras y Cob' events. Visitors travelling from the South and East of ... (continued @ https://t.co/rapAHOaqvJ) pic.twitter.com/LXOEcM6FNr— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 13, 2018
This weekend - Super Power - Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the commencement of services between Caernarfon and Dinas beginning the rebirth of the Welsh Highland Railway. Will you be there? pic.twitter.com/mWkLQ3PC8a— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 12, 2018
Our 2019 Rail Holidays of the World Brochure is now available, featuring up to 40 escorted rail tours to destinations around the globe. Enjoy a 'great holiday read' by ordering a printed copy here https://t.co/rmpzivi20L Book a tour online at https://t.co/5terW9Yzhx pic.twitter.com/C1HFquVd3L— Ffestiniog Travel (@FfestiniogTrvl) September 5, 2018
Her Majesty has travelled in both newly built and restored carriages from @festrail Boston Lodge Works carriage shop, funded by @heritagelottery grant. Here's the current new build Pullman Observation Car, well under way. pic.twitter.com/MqrSYwcBhw— Gwion2000 (@Taliesin2000) September 9, 2018
Looking back on the holidays i have taken this year, and having a soft spot for steam trains and landscapes, my trip to @visitwales @visitnorthwales @festrail is the holiday that i have enjoyed the most. pic.twitter.com/q7K1qR2gOS— Northern Photos (@Northernphotouk) September 4, 2018
Looking good - a new carriage for our 'heritage' fleet, built by volunteers... https://t.co/q3epbdI197— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 4, 2018
DISABLED ACCESS REINSTATED AT CAERNARFON...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) September 4, 2018
Following completion of the scheduled work, a level access entrance is now available by the 'castle' end of the new coach bay. The route to and from the platform is now formed of smooth tarmac, replacing the previous gravel surface. pic.twitter.com/jmqcHLzs0u