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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!


November 19th 2018

New Books from Lightmoor Press

Pre-Order from our webshop for dispatch on Monday 26th November 2018 when they become available, or collect your book[s] from us at the Warley Model Railway Show.


November 12th 2018

Autumn trains to Hafod y Llyn

'Prince' will be hauling trains from Porthmadog to Hafod y Llyn commencing Wednesday November 14th.


November 8th 2018

Special Event Dates 2019

Here is a provisional list of special events taking place on the railway during 2019. Please bear in mind that this list is not final.