News and Events

Latest News from the F&WHR...

February 16th 2017 : Recruitment Open Day - Tuesday February 28th
February 1st 2017 : 'Big Train meets Little Train' at King’s Cross
November 15th 2016 : Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Gift Vouchers
November 4th 2016 : Dates for your diary - Special Events 2017
October 6th 2016 : Trailffest 2016

Special Events...

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.


April 8th - The Snowdonian

The Snowdonian offers an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Tickets for the trains running in 2017 are now available. Please note that all details are subject to change.


April 22nd / 23rd: 'Join the F&WHR Volunteers' Weekend

Have you ever wondered about volunteering on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways? Have you ever thought about guarding trains, firing locomotives or working on the track? You don't need previous experience or special skills, as full training will be given. This could be the dream you never thought would come true!


April 28th - May 1st - Quirks & Curiosities II

We are already well underway with planning for our biggest event of 2017 – Quirks & Curiosities II. Following the success of the last Quirks in 2010 the Railway has received numerous requests to stage the sequel and we are hoping to make it bigger, better and quirkier than before!


May 19th - 21st - Cwrw ar y Cledrau / Rail Ale

The Welsh Highland Railway Society’s Real Ale Festival – Cwrw ar y Cledrau / Rail Ale – will this year take place from May 19th - 21st. This year’s Festival, which will be the thirteenth 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. 


June 10th - The "Snowdonian Limited"

The "Snowdonian Limited" will run on June 10th, offering an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Tickets for the trains running in 2017 are now available. Please note that all details are subject to change.


August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th - Jazz In The Park

“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 2017 season of Jazz party trains to Tan y Bwlch featuring the ever popular Dr Jazz.


September 15th - 17th - Welsh Highland Railway - Super Power

Our popular Welsh Highland Railway event weekend with something for enthusiasts and families alike - featuring visiting locomotives, unusual train formations, and extra services... and often a surprise or two along the way!


September 17th - 'Ras y Cob'

The Ffestiniog Railway shares the Cob - a mile long embankment - with the road into Porthmadog. You may have driven along it, ridden over it, now here is your chance to run it!


September 23rd - 'Trailffest'

A trail half-marathon race which follows the route of the railway from Tanygrisiau to Porthmadog. A ‘Family and Friends’ train runs alongside to cheer on the competitors.


October 6th - 8th - Ffestiniog Railway Victorian Weekend

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?


October 27th, 28th and 31st - Halloween Trains

Our ever-popular Halloween trains are back again this year - with three evenings of Fiendish Family Frolics; filled with creepy costumes, crazy capers and chilling competitions...


Various dates in December : Santa Trains

December brings the annual visit of Santa and his elves - join them for a trip along the line.