Latest News from the F&WHR...
Britannia Bridge in Porthmadog is at the heart of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways’ network. Ever since the 26-mile-long Welsh Highland Railway re-opened to the town October 2010, the bridge has seen regular use by trains.
...with the Great Little Trains of Wales and Arriva Trains Wales.
On the evening of Sunday 8th April, staff and volunteers of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways took Double-Fairlie ‘Earl of Merioneth’ out for one last run before it was put into storage.
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have been successful in securing a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £454,500 to support an ambitious training programme to introduce heritage skills to a more diverse audience.
The Trustees, Directors and Staff of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways were saddened to hear of the death of our long-time friend and supporter Sir William McAlpine.
Double Fairlie ‘Earl of Merioneth’ is to be withdrawn from service next month to make way for a replacement locomotive, and we are offering the opportunity for two lucky people to enjoy a footplate ride during the final weekend of service.
A locomotive type not seen running in the UK in fifty-six years will be one of the stars of the show at Hunslet 125 this coming June.