Dates For Your Diary - 2018 Events.

November 21st 2017

Here is a provisional list of special events that will take place during 2018. There will no doubt be further additions to this list, and more information regarding individual events will be added as and when it becomes available.

April 14th : The Snowdonian – 80 mile round trip, both lines in a day.

This annual fundraising event is your golden opportunity to travel on both railways, experience various modes of traction and to learn about plans for the future. Lunch and snacks included. For more details and booking, go here. NB: this cannot be booked through our booking offices.

April 21st - 22nd : 'Join The F&WHR Volunteers' Weekend

A chance to look around the railways at some of the many interesting jobs done by volunteers.

May 12th : Caernarfon Food Festival

May 18th - 20th : Cwrw ar y Cledrau/Rail Ale 

June 9th : The Snowdonian Limited

A repeat of the April train that has been added due to popular demand. For more details and booking, go here. NB: this cannot be booked through our booking offices.

June 22nd - 24th : Hunslet 125

The railway’s steadfast Hunslet ladies, Linda and Blanche, are 125 years old in 2018 and we are throwing a party!


Their centenary was marked in legendary style in 1993 with over a hundred siblings of all shapes and sizes coming to play. A lot has changed in their world since then with many more Hunslet restorations and repatriations, along with a few replicas to share the fun. Celebrations this time will be a little different but - with a full forty miles of railway - we still have the largest playground in the country for these enduring locomotives.

More details will be revealed in the New Year but make sure you save the date for the narrow gauge event of 2018. Expect familiar faces, the return of old friends and some new arrivals.

August 2nd, 9th & 16th : Jazz Trains

August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th : 'Journey Into The Past' on the Welsh Highland Railway

August 23rd : Rock 'n' Roll @ Tan y Bwlch with the Del Sharrons

September 14th - 16th : Welsh Highland Railway - Super Power

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the commencement of services between Caernarfon and Dinas beginning the rebirth of the Welsh Highland Railway. Plenty of activity including extra trains and an exciting display of models of beautifully engineered articulated locomotives. 

September 22nd : Ffestiniog Railway –Trailffest

Half trail marathon running alongside the line from Tanygrisiau to Porthmadog. A 'family and Friends’ train runs down alongside to cheer on the competitors.

October 5th - 7th : Ffestiniog Railway - Victorian Weekend

October 25th, 26th, 27th : Ffestiniog Railway – Halloween Trains

October 31st : Welsh Highland Railway – Halloween Train

December 8th/9th, 15th/16th, 22nd/23rd : Santa Trains (Routes to be decided)