Historic Building Restoration & Maintenance

Our historic buildings are an asset we must conserve for future generations. The process of restoring, rebuilding, and maintaining fine buildings is an expensive one and how long it takes depends entirely on the funds available.

As befits the oldest railway company in the world, we have a duty of care for a wide range of historic buildings, from engine sheds to station buildings and lineside cottages. We have already restored the Old Engine Shed at Boston Lodge and the station buildings at Tryfan Junction and Dinas - all of which have won prestigious awards.

The old Loco Supervisor's office at Boston Lodge is halfway through a lengthy refurbishment which will see its eventual return to use as a reception and meeting room area for the works. Approximately £10,000 is required to finish the job.

The refurbishment the old lengthsman's cottage at Coed y Bleiddiau by the Landmark Trust is now complete, and the building is being used as holiday accommodation. The old goods shed at Tanygrisiau - yet to be restored - is scheduled to become the base for a new outdoor adventure company..

The redevelopment of Minffordd Yard and the provision of new storage and workshop space has also enabled us to restore the original goods shed.

The interior of Coed y Bleiddiau:

Minffordd Yard Goods Shed - Temporarily a pub during 'Hunslet 125':

Apprentices at work - Plas Smart:

The restored station building at Tryfan Junction: