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February 14th 2011
Cae Ednyfed Bridge - Update
We have a new bridge over the Porthmadog bypass at Minffordd, Cae Ednyfed. Final ballast finishing and the laying of the cable troughs and walkway has just been completed and the railway will be given formal access at 0800 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

February 14th 2011
Locals flock to ride the Welsh Highland
The special offer for local residents to experience the final section of the Welsh Highland saw crowds at Porthmadog Harbour Station as people queued to take advantage of the special £1.50 fares on offer.
Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

February 7th 2011
Bridging the gap
Contractors spent Monday February 7th carefully positioning the new bridge at Minffordd which will carry the Ffestiniog Railway main line over the new Porthmadog Bypass.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

January 31st 2011
Ride Snowdonia's newest railway for £1.50!

Residents of Porthmadog, Tremadog, Minffordd and Penrhyn can try out the final section of the Welsh Highland Railway before it opens officially on April 20th, giving passengers the chance to experience a ride across Britannia Bridge and through the streets of Porthmadog for the first time in more than 70 years.

Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

January 28th 2011
Michael Portillo rides the Ffestiniog...

Back in June, British TV personality Michael Portillo spent two days on the FR filming an episode of his Great British Railway Journeys series.

Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

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

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