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June 6th 2019

Book now for WD Hunslet special trains

The visiting War Department Hunslet will be the motive power for two special trains running between Porthmadog and Beddgelert on Sunday June 16th.


April 26th 2019

Spooner’s Tap Takeover Returns for 2019!

From Thursday May 2nd we are being taken over by the world famous Three Tuns Brewery for approximately one week.


April 16th 2019

Free Easter Footplate Rides

With the Bank Holiday weekend just a few days away, we've arranged footplate rides as an Easter treat for our visitors.


February 12th 2019

Welsh Highland Railway – Past, Present and Future: Another Visitor Confirmed!

Following on from our hugely successful ‘Hunslet 125’ event last June, when examples of Hunslet locomotives came to North Wales from across the United Kingdom to star alongside our resident fleet, we are once again aiming to make June a special month in the 2019 calendar.


January 30th 2019

‘Celebrating our Heritage at London King’s Cross’ : February 16th – 24th 2019

183 years ago, in a remote corner of North Wales, the Ffestiniog Railway opened for business. The railway was initially used to carry slate from the quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog to the sea at Porthmadog, where it would be loaded on to ships which sailed all over the world.


January 23rd 2019

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.


December 23rd 2018

Visiting Locomotives confirmed for "WHR - Past, Present and Future"

Following on from our hugely successful ‘Hunslet 125’ event last June, when examples of Hunslet locomotives came to North Wales from across the United Kingdom to star alongside our resident fleet, we are once again aiming to make June a special month in the 2019 calendar…


November 28th 2018

The one you’ve been waiting for – Russell returns to the Welsh Highland Railway!

Members of the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in Porthmadog, working with colleagues from the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway are pleased to announce the only surviving Welsh Highland Railway steam locomotive, ‘Russell’, built by the Hunslet Engine Company in 1906 will be running on a section of the original Welsh Highland Railway in 2019!