We have an ambitious carriage building programme. Indeed, we are one of the top three carriage builders in the UK of any gauge. Our mission is to end up with two complete sets of modern carriages for both railways and a fifth set capable of end to end operation over the 40 mile railway.
The core of a new train for the FR was launched in spring 2016, comprising new Pullman observation car 150; its associated service car; and two new third class saloons. A new WHR saloon car funded by the WHR Society has also been completed.
A second new FR Pullman car (152) is also in service, together with 120 which was also launched this year. A new Pullman car for the WHR (2152) is presently under construction and due to enter service in 2019.
We are especially grateful for private individuals' generosity in funding some of our new carriages in whole or part, but carriages built to our high standards carry a price tag commensurate with the quality offered by our skilled craftsmen and carry a price tag of between £100,000 and £200,000 each.
Carriage 120, funded by Ffestiniog Travel was launched in July 2018:
118 at Southport Flower Show:
The frames and superstructure of Carriage 152 under construction:
The interior of Carriage 150:
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth names 'Glaslyn':
Carriage 119 on it's inaugural journey: