The Snowdonian

The Snowdonian offers an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Tickets for the trains running in 2019 are available now, and further details will be announced in due course.

The Snowdonian Limited - Saturday June 15th 2019 (book your place now)

A wonderful opportunity to be a passenger on the aptly named Snowdonian train as it takes its annual 80 mile round trip through the glorious Snowdonia National Park. The journey will cover the full length of both the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways in one day. To add more interest to this scenic journey, the Snowdonian will be hauled by a variety of motive power. The April weekend will see Lyd and Lyn hauling the train on the WHR section and in June the Snowdonian will be Garratt hauled non-stop from Porthmadog to Caernafon. Motive power on the Ffestiniog Railway leg will be confirmed at a later date. Don't leave it too late to reserve your seat as this is a popular event and places will be limited.

These trains are being run to raise funds for The Diamond Jubilee Appeal.


FRIDAY 14th June - Depart Porthmadog Harbour Station late afternoon [around 4.30pm] for 2 hour guided tour of Boston Lodge. Only open to those with Snowdonian train tickets and preferably able bodied. Optional Spooners evening meal with set menu @ £12.50 per person.

SATURDAY 15th June - The Snowdonian Limited. Limited seating. We are anticipating another non-stop run Porthmadog to Caernarfon.

Route: Porthmadog - Caernarfon - Porthmadog - Blaenau Ffestiniog - Porthmadog.

Depart at around 8.45am and returning around 7.15 pm.

Steam locomotives: A Garratt on the Welsh Highland Railway which might be hauled by overhauled 130 on one of its first outings. Locomotives on the FR to be confirmed.

6/7 Carriages only providing limited seating of 100. First Class Observation Car, Third Class and Third Class Observation Car plus if possible historic carriage number 14 as a Club Car serving Real Ale.

Optional Friday evening tour of Boston Lodge with meal in Spooners afterwards (extra cost of £12.50 per person).

On the Saturday an on-board light continental style breakfast. A one hour stop at Dinas for a Hog Roast and an opportunity to tour Dinas locomotive shed with a one hour stop at Tan-y-Bwlch for Afternoon Tea.

Seats inclusive of Hog Roast and Afternoon Tea:

First Class Observation Car End seat @ £600.00 each. SOLD OUT
First Class Observation Car Pullman seat @ £400.00 each.
Third Class Observation Car seat @ £250.00 each. SOLD OUT
Third Class seat @ £200 each.

Spooners will open at 8am on Saturday 15th June for cooked breakfast at extra cost to be paid on the day.
For further details, general enquiries and bookings call 01766 515835 or Email:

Ffestiniog Travel are also arranging Weekend Packages inclusive of accommodation. Tel 01766 512400 for further information.