News

Jubilee Bank holiday Weekend

Are you looking forward to the long weekend of celebrations? We’re going to be busy here at the F&WHR, so we’re looking forward to seeing you!

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Welsh Highland Railway Centenary – Research Competition 1923 – 2023

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, the Welsh Highland Railway Society, the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway Heritage Group are jointly sponsoring a series of activities and events in 2022 and 2023 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the ‘original’ WHR in 1923.

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New Travel Arrangements

Following today’s change to Covid restrictions in Wales, we are now working towards our plan to further open up access to our railway.

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Welsh Highland Railway Centenary Events

The ‘Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways’, ‘Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri’, ‘Welsh Highland Heritage Group’ and the ‘Welsh Highland Heritage Railway’ are delighted to be working together to organise the upcoming centenary of the Welsh Highland Railway, which will officially take place in 2023.

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Spooner’s Back Up And Running

Spooner’s has reopened its doors following a period of restoration work in order to enhance our facilities and the service we provide to our customers.

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2022 Services On The Horizon…

It’s a crisp Winter’s day here in Porthmadog, but the days are growing lighter and we have some exciting news to share with you – our 2022 season will start on 26th March.

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New Year, New Spooner’s

Here at Spooner’s we are starting the New Year by carrying out some restoration work in order to enhance our facilities and the service we provide to our customers.

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Double HRA Award Presentation

On Friday October 8th. we were pleased to welcome Heritage Railway Association Director Steve Clews to the railway to present two awards.

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Moelwyn Tunnel Portal Ceremony

On Sunday October 10th. a brief ceremony was held at the southern portal of Moelwyn tunnel to unveil a plaque commemorating their completion.

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The Return of Topsy

We are delighted to announce that Topsy has returned to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways following a loan to the National Museum of York as part of their Brass Steel & Fire Exhibition.

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A Day Of Rail Safety Information

We had a day of rail safety information last week as we welcomed both a member of the North Wales Police and actors from the Network Rail Staycation campaign.

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A New Season of Sponsorship

We were delighted to show our support at Cae Clyd this week as Porthmadog FC and Blaenau Ffestiniog Amateurs FC played out an entertaining match in the Ardal North West League.

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Love Your Railway

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways gets on board “Love Your Railway” nationwide campaign.

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Young Volunteers Training Week

The Festiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have staged “Kid’s Week” for many years; we have now renamed it “Young Volunteers Training Week”.

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Introducing our new Summer Services

We are now at a point where we can begin to offer a greater variety of services and we are delighted to announce that we will be introducing 3 new experiences in July!

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“Fairlie Eventful” Postponed

Much as we are all looking forward to resuming train services in a couple of weeks time, we have had to make a considered decision on whether to hold any major events this year.

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Steaming Ahead in April

Having only recently announced that we are resuming services in May, we now have some even better news to share…

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Help us safeguard the past for the future!

Many volunteers and supporters have asked what can be done to support the railway, apart from the appeal. Well, we’ve got a cunning plan to bring everyone together to take part in something extremely useful – from the comfort of their own home!

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‘Snowdonia 360’ Launched

The ‘Snowdonia 360’ campaign follows a 360 mile tourist route incorporating every element a visitor may want, to create a unique holiday experience.

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Hafod y Llyn Trains – 4 Days a Week Until March 26th

Now that the February half-term break has passed, we are running two trains a day, four days a week until 26th March. These trains will run from Harbour Station, Porthmadog to Hafod y Llyn and return, providing the opportunity to enjoy a scenic, steam-hauled 10-mile round trip across reclaimed pastures, passing ancient sea cliffs and the meandering Glaslyn river along the way. As the train steams away from Porthmadog, you cross the harbour bridge and […]

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Launching our Defibrillators

The start of season provided the ideal opportunity to host our highly anticipated Defibrillator Launch event at Porthmadog Harbour station.

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Camping along the F&WHR

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways run through the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park, with its stunning mixture of mountains, lakes, forests and coastline…

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