Latest News from the F&WHR...
The Shrewsbury Flower Show – claimed to be the world’s longest-running flower show - takes place on the 10th & 11th August this year and joining in the celebrations will be a steam locomotive nearly as old.
The latest addition to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways' carriage fleet has entered service thanks to a generous donation from Ffestiniog Travel that funded the entire build.
We are pleased to be able to confirm that courtesy of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and the 762 Club, replica Baldwin 2-4-2 locomotive Lyn is to visit the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways in September.
The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways are delighted to announce the return of a long-lost locomotive as its latest visitor to the Hunslet 125 event over 22nd to 24th June. This legendary Hunslet 0-6-4ST NWNGR locomotive will travel to the beautiful Beddgelert station for the first time!
Britannia Bridge in Porthmadog is at the heart of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways’ network. Ever since the 26-mile-long Welsh Highland Railway re-opened to the town October 2010, the bridge has seen regular use by trains.
...with the Great Little Trains of Wales and Arriva Trains Wales.
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.
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.