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April 20th 2018
Wales Air Ambulance benefit from Farewell Train
On the evening of Sunday 8th April, staff and volunteers of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways took Double-Fairlie ‘Earl of Merioneth’ out for one last run before it was put into storage.
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April 20th 2018
Heritage Skills Training Programme
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have been successful in securing a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £454,500 to support an ambitious training programme to introduce heritage skills to a more diverse audience.
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March 8th 2018
Sir William McAlpine – January 12th 1932 – March 4th 2018
The Trustees, Directors and Staff of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways were saddened to hear of the death of our long-time friend and supporter Sir William McAlpine. 
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March 6th 2018
Farewell to The Earl – April 8th 2018 – Win a footplate ride!
Double Fairlie ‘Earl of Merioneth’ is to be withdrawn from service next month to make way for a replacement locomotive, and we are offering the opportunity for two lucky people to enjoy a footplate ride during the final weekend of service.
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March 5th 2018
W.D. 4-6-0 1215 to star at Hunslet 125
A locomotive type not seen running in the UK in fifty-six years will be one of the stars of the show at Hunslet 125 this coming June.
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January 26th 2018
Celebrating our Heritage at London King’s Cross
182 years ago, in a remote corner of North Wales, the Ffestiniog Railway opened for business. The railway was initially used to carry slate from the quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog to the sea at Porthmadog, where it would be loaded on to ships which sailed all over the world.
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December 18th 2017
Boston Lodge Update
Work to strengthen the embankment at Boston Lodge and stabilise the land is progressing.
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December 18th 2017
Buy a Voucher and follow in the footsteps of Julie Walters on the Welsh Highland Railway
The recent Channel 4 series “Coastal Railways with Julie Walters” featured the spectacular Welsh Highland Railway as Julie took a trip from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.
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November 21st 2017
Dates For Your Diary - 2018 Events.
Here is a provisional list of special events that will take place during 2018. There will no doubt be further additions to this list, and more information regarding individual events will be added as and when it becomes available.
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November 15th 2017
Development works at Boston Lodge
The next phase of works is underway in redeveloping the railway works at Boston Lodge. 
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September 5th 2017
Important: Porthmadog High Street Closure - Friday 8.9.17
On Friday September 8th, the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay will visit Porthmadog.
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September 4th 2017
James Spooner rides again
The F&WHR Company Board has given its approval for the building of a new Double Fairlie locomotive, the eighth to run on the railway and the fifth built entirely at its workshops at Boston Lodge.
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