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
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
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
Lilla returned to traffic with a brand new boiler, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Lilla Group raising £42,286
Lilla returned to traffic in 2008 with a brand new (Boston Lodge-built) boiler, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Lilla Group raising £42,286 through the FR Society. Another £22,000 was raised to fund a chassis overhaul in 2015
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
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.
#ThrowbackThursday— Llechwedd (@LlechweddSlate) October 29, 2020
Level 5 at Llechwedd with some (loads) of that world-famous slate ready for transport via the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways to Greaves No1 wharf in Porthmadog.
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I recently ticked something off my bucket list when I travelled behind one of the @festrail England 0-4-0STTs (in this case 'Palmerston'). Its only taken 30+ years to accomplish.— Gary Boyd-Hope (@GaryBoydHope) October 28, 2020
Right, what's next? pic.twitter.com/HmlKOaR2A3
A MESSAGE OF THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 22, 2020
This afternoon, the last train of our revised summer service departed Harbour Station.
Whilst uncertainty clouds the upcoming months, we remain determined to reignite our Railway in what we hope will be a brighter future. pic.twitter.com/djFP8X7DEG
TICKETS AVAILABILE FOR 'HERITAGE TRAINS' THURSDAY...— Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (@festrail) October 21, 2020
Tickets for our 11:05 and 14:20 'Heritage Trains' services between Porthmadog and Tan-Y-Bwlch are still available for tomorrow.
Book your tickets for our 'Heritage Trains' service at https://t.co/UxJrhVIuHJ pic.twitter.com/lXcOoyVMqQ
Emergency joint appeal to ensure the survival of the Railway during the current unprecedented challenge.
15 October 2020
Nameplates were revealed on Saturday 10th October at Dduallt