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Ffestiniog Railway Society
Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Ffestiniog


The Ffestiniog Railway Society is able to support the Ffestiniog Railway through the generous donations, legacies and contributions made by members and supporters. Financial contributions large and small allow the railway to make improvements to the passenger experience, rebuild heritage items and achieve large projects not possible with revenue alone.

Heritage Buildings

More detail to come soon….

Boston Lodge Fundraising Appeal

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The Boston Lodge Interpretation and Development Project fundraising appeal to support the National Heritage Lottery Fund award of funding to help ensure the conservation of the fabric of Boston Lodge.

Boston Lodge Appeal »

Linda Appeal

£60K for 60 years 202008 Linda TyB Roadbridge Close SM

In July 1962 Hunslet Linda arrived from the Penrhyn Quarry Railway to fill a gap in the Ffestiniog Railway’s locomotive fleet. At the time, she was a rather youthful sixty nine years old and was initially rented for £50 per week before being purchased a year later.

In her time on the Ffestiniog Railway, Linda has seen many changes but the Hunslet pedigree and quality of build shines through. She returned to service in April 2011 after a prolonged overhaul that saw certain features restored, such as the original safety valves. After a couple of years as an oil burner, Linda returned to coal firing and has been a regular performer, and certainly catching attention when running with sister Blanche in matching FR green liveries. Now, ten years later, as she approaches sixty years on the Ffestiniog Railway, a further major overhaul is about to take place. As of September 2021, the appeal has raised a fantastic £90,000 – the boiler has been retubed and focus is now turning to the chassis.

Mountaineer Appeal

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The Mountaineer appeal has been launched to restore the loco to traffic. With regular subscriptions and other donations, close to £60,000 has already been raised.

As well as the appeal, Mountaineer merchandise is available from the Mountaineer shop.

Details on the appeal page »

New Double Fairlie Appeal

New Double Fairlie James Spooner

As part of the construction of a new double fairlie to replace Earl of Merioneth, the Society has taken up the challenge of funding the new boiler so that the Company can get the job done as soon as possible. We have made a good start and have allocated funds from recent legacies to good effect. Additionally, individual components can be sponsored to keep Earl of Merioneth complete.

New Double Fairlie Appeal »

Online Donations

May be made via Charities Aid Foundation in the link below. This allows debit/credit cards to be used and additionally allows Gift Aid.

By online banking transfer:
Payee / Account Name: Ffestiniog Railway Society
Account Number: 28374614
Sort Code: 60-05-11
If your banking allows please add text that identifies the fund

Online Donations »

Gift Aid

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HM Revenue and Customs’s Gift Aid scheme allows the Ffestiniog Railway Society, as a registered charity, to reclaim the tax on all donations made to them provided:

  • The donor is a full UK tax payer
  • They fill in the appropriate Gift Aid declaration either by printing and filling out this form or through the Virgin Money Giving site above.

Download the Gift Aid form here▼

Your Gift Aid declaration is valid until you inform the Society you do not pay tax and may be used to reclaim Gift Aid on all gifts and subscriptions made, and may be even be used to claim tax on donations made up to six years before the date of the declaration. The Society presently has around 2,700 valid Gift Aid declarations which brings in additional income of around £25,000 per annum.

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Sign up and use Everyclick’s search function to raise money for the Ffestiniog Railway Society.

It costs the Society nothing to run and the more people that sign up, the more money is raised.

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FRS Supported projects

Here’s some projects we’ve supported.

Welsh Pony 2014-2020

Welsh Pony 2014-2020

Boston Lodge New Points 2017

Boston Lodge New Points 2017

Minffordd Infrastructure Shed 2015-6

Minffordd Infrastructure Shed 2015-6

David Lloyd George new power bogies 2014

David Lloyd George new power bogies 2014

Porthmadog Heritage Signalling 2014

Porthmadog Heritage Signalling 2014

Minffordd New Points 2015

Minffordd New Points 2015

Lilla New Boiler 2009, Chassis Overhaul 2015

Lilla New Boiler 2009, Chassis Overhaul 2015