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February 28th 2011
In the Top Left Hand Corner of Wales…
To mark the occasion of the first public services on the completed Welsh Highland Railway, the F&WHR has produced its first A4 glossy magazine containing stunning photographs of the railway under construction and in use.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

February 21st 2011
F&WHR / WHHR joint statement
Martyn Owen, Chairman of the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway and John Prideaux, Chairman of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, met on 19th February. The meeting was considered by both to be constructive and positive.
Posted in: Press Releases

February 21st 2011
The Snowdonian – April 2nd – Latest News!
On April 2nd 2011 as a celebration of the completion of the WHR, we are running a VERY special train from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog, and then to Caernarfon and back to Porthmadog.
Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

February 15th 2011
Tracklaying at Cae Ednyfed
The same day that Cae Ednyfed Bridge was handed back to the railway, a large tracklaying gang was hard at work relaying the track across the bridge.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

February 14th 2011
Cae Ednyfed Bridge - Update
We have a new bridge over the Porthmadog bypass at Minffordd, Cae Ednyfed. Final ballast finishing and the laying of the cable troughs and walkway has just been completed and the railway will be given formal access at 0800 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

February 14th 2011
Locals flock to ride the Welsh Highland
The special offer for local residents to experience the final section of the Welsh Highland saw crowds at Porthmadog Harbour Station as people queued to take advantage of the special £1.50 fares on offer.
Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

February 7th 2011
Bridging the gap
Contractors spent Monday February 7th carefully positioning the new bridge at Minffordd which will carry the Ffestiniog Railway main line over the new Porthmadog Bypass.
Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

January 31st 2011
Ride Snowdonia's newest railway for £1.50!

Residents of Porthmadog, Tremadog, Minffordd and Penrhyn can try out the final section of the Welsh Highland Railway before it opens officially on April 20th, giving passengers the chance to experience a ride across Britannia Bridge and through the streets of Porthmadog for the first time in more than 70 years.

Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

January 28th 2011
Michael Portillo rides the Ffestiniog...

Back in June, British TV personality Michael Portillo spent two days on the FR filming an episode of his Great British Railway Journeys series.

Posted in: Ffestiniog Railway News

January 17th 2011
Heritage steaming ahead in North Wales

The Ffestiniog Railway Trust has been awarded a £16,700 development grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF] to develop plans to improve the visitor experience of the unique railway heritage of North Wales.

Posted in: Press Releases

January 11th 2011
The perils of ice...

Some of you may be wondering why we run inspection trains prior to any service trains during periods of bad weather. Essentially, our staff must ensure that the line is free of obstructions before passenger trains are allowed to run.

Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

January 11th 2011
February 19th 2011 - The chance of a lifetime...

It's not often that a heritage railway can claim to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the Welsh Highland is no ordinary railway.

Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News

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