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“Welsh Steam Ale” launched at Porthmadog Harbour Station
May 28, 2021

“Welsh Steam Ale” launched at Porthmadog Harbour Station

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Porthmadog local brewery ‘Purple Moose’, who have produced for us a ‘new own-labelled railway themed beer’ exclusively for sale at the railway.
Spooner’s – We’re re-opening the bar!
May 16, 2021

Spooner’s – We’re re-opening the bar!

In line with the latest update to guidelines, we’re very pleased to confirm that Spooner’s Bar will be ‘open for business’ again from Monday 17th May.
“Fairlie Eventful” Postponed
April 11, 2021

“Fairlie Eventful” Postponed

Much as we are all looking forward to resuming train services in a couple of weeks time, we have had to make a considered decision on whether to hold any major events this year.
Steaming Ahead in April
April 1, 2021

Steaming Ahead in April

Having only recently announced that we are resuming services in May, we now have some even better news to share…
It’s almost time to steam again: the Fantastic Four
March 28, 2021

It’s almost time to steam again: the Fantastic Four

It’s time to look onwards and upwards as we continue to form plans for our 2021 services.
Job Opportunities Now Available
March 17, 2021

Job Opportunities Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we have several new job opportunities available at the Railway.
July 24th/25th : The “Snowdonian”
March 17, 2021

July 24th/25th : The “Snowdonian”

This year the Snowdonian will run on July 24th and 25th, with the Welsh Highland Railway leg taking place on the Saturday, and the Ffestiniog leg on the Sunday.
Rail Ale / Cwrw ar y Cledrau Announcement
February 22, 2021

Rail Ale / Cwrw ar y Cledrau Announcement

Our annual Rail Ale event will not be taking place this year as we continue to adhere to Welsh Government regulations.
New Interpretation & Boston Lodge Project Website Launched
February 12, 2021

New Interpretation & Boston Lodge Project Website Launched

Our new National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) – Interpretation and Boston Lodge Project website will be the principal hub for all our project information, activities and updates.
NLHF Project – Updated Briefing Video
February 4, 2021

NLHF Project – Updated Briefing Video

Paul Lewin has produced a briefing video which provides useful detail on the various aspects of the project.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways is finalist in International Tourism Awards
December 15, 2020

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways is finalist in International Tourism Awards

Caernarfon Station and our First Class Pullman carriages have been shortlisted by the British Guild of Travel Writers for the award for ‘Best UK & Ireland Tourism Project’ in the ‘BGTW International Tourism Awards 2020’.
Major Railway Heritage award for F&WHR
December 15, 2020

Major Railway Heritage award for F&WHR

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways are proud to have been recognised at the 2020 National Railway Heritage Awards.
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