Boston Lodge is the engineering works of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. The present workforce is continuing a long established tradition of innovation and quality stretching back more than 150 years. The works is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest in the world and is unique in having built steam locomotives in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The first, Double Fairlie Merddin Emrys, was built in 1879 and is still in daily use today.
We have also secured first-round approval for a major project to be funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Through this ambitious and exciting project we will tell the story of the railway and so help thousands of visitors understand the area’s pioneering spirit and global impact and explain how the industry has shaped the landscape and community over 200 years. The project will enable us to involve more people in the railway and help those people develop their skills. The project will also rescue historic buildings at Boston Lodge bringing them back into use as well as creating some new buildings. More information can be found here.