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May Bank Holiday Weekend

May Bank Holiday Weekend

The Ffestiniog Railway Society holds the Annual General Meeting in Porthmadog on Saturday 30th April.

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May) there are lots of activities on the railway with many locos in service, including the visiting Darjeeling Tank loco 19B.

If you are able to visit, some of the highlights include:

Darjeeling Tank 19B

FRIDAY:

• Double-Fairlie working the FR ‘Pink’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog

• Additional afternoon service from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return – double-headed by ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Lyd’

• Afternoon train with Darjeeling Himalaya Railway ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages from Porthmadog to Tan-y-Bwlch and return

• ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’ on an afternoon light engine move from Boston Lodge to Minffordd

• ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’ on an afternoon slate waggon train from Minffordd to Glanypwll

• Three evening trains from Porthmadog to Minffordd and return with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages

• Three evening trains from Porthmadog to Pont Croesor and return with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages

Mountaineer

SATURDAY:

• Early-morning ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Britomart’ hauled train from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog (limited capacity)

• Morning train with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages from Porthmadog to Tan-y-Bwlch and return

• Two Double-Fairlies working the FR ‘Blue’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog

• Double-headed Hunslet 2-4-0STTs working a PRIVATEFRS Members Only’ special with NEW TRAIN – Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return

• Six ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Britomart’ top’n‘tailed shuttle trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Tanygrisiau

• Afternoon train with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return

• Late afternoon ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Britomart’ hauled train from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog (limited capacity)

• Footplate rides at Blaenau Ffestiniog – ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’

ALCO 2-6-2T ‘Mountaineer’ on display at Blaenau Ffestiniog

• Rake of skip wagons on display at Blaenau Ffestiniog – with transfer movements from/to Glanypwll at start and end of day

Britomart

SUNDAY:

• ‘Early-Bird’ Breakfast Special – Darjeeling ‘19B’ and corridor stock from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return

• Five ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Britomart’ hauled shuttles from Porthmadog to Minffordd and return

• Double-headed Hunslet 2-4-0STTs, ‘Lyd’ and a Double-Fairlie working on the FR ‘Yellow’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog

• Afternoon train from Porthmadog to Beddgelert and return with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages

PRIVATE >>> ‘Farewell to Blanche’ special train in the evening

• Footplate rides at Blaenau Ffestiniog – ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’

ALCO 2-6-2T ‘Mountaineer’ on display at Blaenau Ffestiniog

• Rake of skip wagons on display at Blaenau Ffestiniog – with transfer movements from/to Glanypwll at start and end of day

Hugh Napier

MONDAY:

• Five Darjeeling ‘19B’ hauled shuttles between Porthmadog and Minffordd

• ‘Lyd’ & ‘Palmerston’, along with two Double-Fairlies, working on the FR ‘Yellow’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog

• ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’ on an afternoon slate waggon train from Glanypwll to Minffordd

• ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’ – light engine Minffordd to Boston Lodge

• Footplate rides at Harbour Station, Porthmadog on board ‘Linda’

• Boston Lodge Works open to visitors – valid ticket required

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Victorian Weekend, October 2016 Mini Gallery

Merddin Emrys and the Colonel Stephens train
Merddin and Taliesin at Minffordd
Trains pass at Tan y Bwlch
Palmerston Welsh Highland
Princess and Palmerston
Prince on Whistling Curve
May Bank Holiday Weekend