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Articles

Here’s a collection of articles about the Ffestiniog Railway Society’s work. They can be linked to pages and items around the site but are have a distinct place within the navigation.

Easter Gravity Train

20 April 2015

A test gravity train was run on Good Friday, hauled up to Dduallt by Blanche.

The good news is gravity passed its test.

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Minffordd Workshop Groundworks

13 April 2015

Following the approval of the £235,000 spend by the Ffestiniog Railway Society on the new Minffordd workshop, work has begun on the preparation of the ground for the construction to start.

This work was carried out over the Easter weekend with many machines in use to provide the foundations and drainage required before erection of the shed can commence.

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Megabash 2015

10 April 2015

Just under 90 people joined the early Season working party to spruce up Harbour and Minffordd Stations, as well as work in Minffordd Yard.

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Easter Sunshine and Trains

07 April 2015

Good Friday was not living up to its name, but after that the weather in North Wales could not be beaten.

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An Update on the Ladies

26 March 2015

Linda has been in the paintshop and Blanche is being tested.

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Tribute to Steve Coulson

22 March 2015

Tribute train with Britomart and some highlights of his engineering contribution to the Ffestiniog Railway.

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JASPER 67

07 March 2015

Working party covering various sites

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Minffordd Bottom End Points Replacement

12 February 2015

The bottom end points and trackwork has been replaced from the station as far as Lottie’s Crossing supported by £57,000 of funding from the Ffestiniog Railway Society.

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David Lloyd George's New Look

04 February 2015

Some views of David Lloyd George following repainting into original livery.

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Locos at Slumber

20 January 2015

An archive look back to 1982 when snow settled in the shed.

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Volunteering on the Railway Mini Gallery

Working on the track
Explaining how a steam loco works
The drains gang
Around the loco
Awards train at Rhiw Goch
Kids Training Week in Minffordd Yard
Lineside clearance
Kids Training week repairing and painting the loco shed doors
Kids training week preparing windows
Briefing before a gravity train
The pole gang at work
Terabash