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February 15th 2011
Tracklaying at Cae Ednyfed
The same day that Cae Ednyfed Bridge was handed back to the railway, a large tracklaying gang was hard at work relaying the track across the bridge.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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September 28th 2009
Winter timetables now published
We have now published our winter timetables which cover the period October 2009 - March 2010 inclusive.
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September 20th 2009
Boston Lodge Works to build a third coach for the WLLR
Further co-operation between two of the 'Great Little Trains of Wales', has seen the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway award a contract for the building of a further replica 'Pickering' carriage to the Ffestiniog Railway.
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