Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

November 7th 2011

Ffestiniog Railway to carry 2012 Olympic Torch

The torch will arrive at Blaenau at approximately 1130 on Monday May 28th  2012 and will travel by train to Porthmadog before being carried onward to Criccieth, Caernarfon and Bangor.

“We’re delighted and honoured to be playing a part in the Welsh leg of the Torch’s journey to London, “says F&WHR General Manager Paul Lewin. “It’s fitting that the FR, which predates the modern Olympics by some 60 years, should be chosen to demonstrate that our heritage is still playing an active role in promoting Wales worldwide.”

It is planned to carry the Torch on one of the FR’s iconic Double Fairlie steam locomotives, David Lloyd George, named after the former Prime Minister who was a regular traveller on the Ffestiniog Railway.


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