News and Events
Latest News from the F&WHR...
March 8th 2018 : Sir William McAlpine – January 12th 1932 – March 4th 2018
March 6th 2018 : Farewell to The Earl – April 8th 2018 – Win a footplate ride!
March 5th 2018 : W.D. 4-6-0 1215 to star at Hunslet 125
January 26th 2018 : Celebrating our Heritage at London King’s Cross
December 18th 2017 : Boston Lodge Update
December 18th 2017 : Buy a Voucher and follow in the footsteps of Julie Walters on the Welsh Highland Railway
November 21st 2017 : Dates For Your Diary - 2018 Events.
November 15th 2017 : Development works at Boston Lodge
We look forward to welcoming you to these special events. Please note that details are continuously being updated, and you are advised to call the booking office for the latest availability.
Treat the one you love with tea for two on a historic steam train through the delights of the Snowdonia National Park...
The Snowdonian offers an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Tickets for the trains running in 2018 are now available. Please note that all details are subject to change.
Caernarfon will become that little bit tastier in May as the town’s third annual food festival kicks off with an impressive starter, mains and dessert of stalls, events and demos!
The Welsh Highland Railway Society’s Real Ale Festival – Cwrw ar y Cledrau / Rail Ale – will this year take place from May 18th - 20th. This year’s Festival, which will be the fourteenth of this now highly successful happening in the Railway’s calendar of events, will comprise the usual eclectic mix of a fine selection of real ales and ciders, combined with a variety of music, fine food and of course steam hauled trains.
The 'Snowdonian Limited' is a repeat of our popular April train, again offering an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Tickets for the trains running in 2018 are now available. Please note that all details are subject to change.
The railway’s steadfast Hunslet ladies, Linda and Blanche, are 125 years old in 2018 and we are throwing a party!
“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” - Make the most of the long summer evenings and enjoy the mellow sounds of Jazz at Tan-y-Bwlch. We are delighted to introduce our 2018 season of Jazz party trains to Tan y Bwlch featuring the ever popular Dr Jazz.
Take a heritage train ride into the past - travelling between Dinas and Rhyd Ddu in historic carriages, behind a 150-year old steam locomotive...
An Evening with the 'Del Sharrons'... Put your sneakers on and get set to rock 'n' roll as this 1950s style group - a five piece band from Leicester who provide a great evening's entertainment...
Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the commencement of services between Caernarfon and Dinas beginning the rebirth of the Welsh Highland Railway.
The Ffestiniog Railway is a living museum. We have been running passenger trains since Victorian times and many of those older vehicles have been lovingly preserved, so what better way to show them off than to have a weekend dedicated to that wonderful era?
Our ever-popular Halloween trains are back again this year - with four evenings of Fiendish Family Frolics; filled with creepy costumes, crazy capers and chilling competitions...
December brings the annual visit of Santa and his elves - join them for a trip along the line.