Boston Lodge Open Day
Lodge Works will be open today with regular shuttles from
Porthmadog and Minffordd. This historic workshop is as busy as
it ever was in its heyday with locomotives and carriages still
being built and restored on site. Not usually open to the
public, this is a rare opportunity for a look behind the scenes
and is included in the price of a rover ticket.
workshops will be open to showcase various projects including
the restoration of a Glasgow Tram and a replica Sentry Bug Box.
There will also be a slate waggon restoration project display by
the young people who have been working on it.
Fundraising for vintage locomotive , ‘Welsh Pony’, is going
well so the time has come to strip her down to do a detailed
survey of the work required. You can watch ‘Welsh Pony’ being
carefully dismantled in erecting shop between1000 – 1600.
Much interest has also been expressed in the proposed
restoration of Alco Cooke 'Mountaineer'. A stalwart of FR trains
in the 1970’s, she has been out of service for many years but
will be making a rare appearance in the works yard.
Minffordd Yard mini slate shunts are available today (see
Saturday for details). These should be prebooked.
'Leary' will be in steam in Porthmadog car park and there
will be stalls and exhibitions in the marquees.
Significant times and things to book:
Mini Slate Shunts - Driver £35, Additional helper (optional) £25
- booking essential
0900 – 1030
1100 – 1230
1330 – 1500
1530 – 1700