Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

October 9th 2011

Vintage Weekend Timetables now online

There are individual timetables for each day, plus a combined three day timetable for those of you who plan to spend the weekend here watching events unfold. Please see the links at the foot of this article.

Vintage Weekend begins on Friday 14th October at Porthmadog’s Harbour Station with a chance to sample Spooner’s Bar and its ales whilst watching the preparations and shunts for the weekend that are being made outside. A recreation of the 1920s Colonel Stephens WHR Test Train will make several runs, together with extra service trains and a special Garraway-era train for afternoon tea at Tan-y-Bwlch.

Saturday features gravity trains, slate traffic across Britannia Bridge into Porthmadog, mixed trains in operation and lots of vintage trains to accompany your paned and bara brith (or cuppa and fruit loaf to those of you who live a little further away). The Boat will also gravitate and (hopefully) sail.

Sunday’s main feature is the longest gravity train to run since the 1940s, all the way from the line’s current summit near Tanygrisiau, recreations of trains from different eras and some of the railways more unusual quirks and curiosities.

We look forward to welcoming you for what should be an unforgettable weekend.

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