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January 17th 2011
Heritage steaming ahead in North Wales

The Ffestiniog Railway Trust has been awarded a £16,700 development grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF] to develop plans to improve the visitor experience of the unique railway heritage of North Wales.

Posted in: Press Releases

January 11th 2011
The perils of ice...

Some of you may be wondering why we run inspection trains prior to any service trains during periods of bad weather. Essentially, our staff must ensure that the line is free of obstructions before passenger trains are allowed to run.

Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

January 11th 2011
February 19th 2011 - The chance of a lifetime...

It's not often that a heritage railway can claim to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the Welsh Highland is no ordinary railway.

Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

December 15th 2010
Britannia Bridge crossing tests
This week saw an independent Road Safety Audit of the Britannia Bridge crossing carried out by Arup Consulting and attended by the North Wales Trunk Road Agency and Gwynedd Police.
Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

November 29th 2010
F&WHR set to test Fairlies, Garratts and Mallets in head to head contest
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways will have an outstanding - and eclectic - selection of locomotives in action during 2011.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

November 23rd 2010
Mike Hart, OBE
Ffestiniog Railway director Mike Hart was invited to Buckingham Palace last week to receive the Order of the British Empire from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on Friday 19th November.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

November 5th 2010
First trains run from Caernarfon to Porthmadog

Saturday October 30th saw the first trains ever to run from Caernarfon to Porthmadog Harbour Station. (The original Welsh Highland never achieved the final three mile link from Dinas Junction to Caernarfon).

Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

July 15th 2010
Heritage Factoid No.12 - Lloyd George knew our railway
David Lloyd George was Britain’s Prime Minister from 1916 to 1922, and an elder statesman of the Liberal Party until his death in 1945.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

July 6th 2010
Heritage Factoid No.11 - The Ffestiniog pioneered passenger comfort and safety
When the first railways opened, passenger carriages were based on the designs of road vehicles. Inevitably this involved them only having four wheels, and consequently the length of the carriages was limited, and they rode very roughly on the track of that time.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

June 18th 2010
Heritage Factoid No.8 - Welsh Highland Railway - four into one does go

Today’s Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) is an amalgamation of four railways, built at various times between 1828 and 1923.

Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

October 14th 2009
New in the shop...
We are pleased to be working with two local authors to promote their books and bring some diversity to our shops. Barbara James and Huw Jenkins joined us on Saturday 12th September to chat to volunteers and to sign their books.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

September 28th 2009
Winter timetables now published
We have now published our winter timetables which cover the period October 2009 - March 2010 inclusive.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

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