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
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
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
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
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
Currently we are facing one of its greatest challenges for survival due to COVID-19. See the Appeal below.
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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.
Today's picture goes back to 2013 and a photo-charter ahead of the @festrail Steam 150 Gala. Three England 0-4-0STs rest at Boston Lodge, though just one of them, 'Palmerston' was in working order! Hopefully that will change later in the year when 'Welsh Pony' steams again. pic.twitter.com/otTSWJqCH8— Narrow Gauge World (@NarrowGaugeWrld) March 26, 2020
ON THIS DAY - 26th March 2014...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) March 26, 2020
On a beautiful Spring morning, the daffodils are in bud and the Station House log pile is getting larger, as 'Linda' and 'Taliesin' steam into Minffordd Station...
More info available @ https://t.co/LTkHbyEVZI pic.twitter.com/inkYin3kGh
Covid-19 Emergency Appeal: We need your help - Your support is highly valued by the whole F&WHR family. Please read - https://t.co/18NzsScOfa - and please retweet. Thank you
Whilst we sadly can't travel on The Ffestiniog, I can paint it. Will do a large watercolour of this shot I took of Linda pulling the gravity train up at last years Victorian Weekend. @festrail #wales #Steam pic.twitter.com/jFhXBRNiEr— Mark Buck (@markbuck) March 25, 2020
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.