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
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
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
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
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
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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.
WEEKEND LUNCHTIME @ SPOONER'S...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 12, 2018
Coming to Porthmadog this weekend..? Don't forget, Spooner's at Harbour Station has special seasonal fare for you to enjoy during your visit.
We'd love to see you here, but recommend you book ahead. Call us on 01766 516032 to reserve a table..! pic.twitter.com/MC1CTLHCE9
The dates (and price) shown are for Oct. 2018 - we have a two places available for our Christmas Pullman Tea on 29th December ( see https://t.co/1ukkTKEmgV ) and are awaiting dates for 2019. More info @ https://t.co/sgqJ2CEcGW— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) December 12, 2018
10 of our favourite places to enjoy an #afternoontea in #NorthWales -thx @BestAftTeas for your help choosing! @LlandudnoBay @FoodCymru @BodysgallenHall @palehallhotel @festrail @ChateauRhianfa @KinmelArms @LakeVyrnwyHotel #hightea @AfternoonTeaUK pic.twitter.com/SeioaYp7JH— North Wales Magazine (@northwalesmag) December 10, 2018
Major appeal to raise £150,000 to fund the return to steam of this iconic original England loco that has not run since the 1930s.
Help restore it to traffic here.
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