News and Events

Latest News from the F&WHR...

April 14th 2017 : ‘Join the F&WHR Volunteers’ weekend coming up soon!
April 13th 2017 : Palmerston to visit Liverpool Albert Dock in May for “Steam on the Dock 2017”
April 4th 2017 : New Book Available Now: "Fairlie Locomotives of North Wales"
March 28th 2017 : Quirks & Curiosities II - Tickets & Timetables now available!
March 23rd 2017 : The Legends of Wales with Visit Wales

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.

Various Dates - Chippy Trains

Want to fit in as much as possible during your holiday? - Make the most of your time and come for a ride on our 'Chippy Train'. 

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. 

May 27th - North Wales Festival of Gardens Launch

2017 is the second year of this unique festival, a which brings together some of the finest gardens within one of the most beautiful regions of the British Isles. The festival runs from May 27th - June 11th.

Various Dates - Food on the Move - 'Italian Night'

Want to fit in as much as possible during your holiday? - Make the most of your time and come for a ride on our 'Italian Night' Food on the Move train - departing Harbour Station at 18:05

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 20th - Classic Car Show & Family Day

Based at Dinas station, this is a great day out for all the family. Footplate rides, slate shunt challenge and miniature train rides. Classic cars. Stands and stalls.

August 3rd, 10th and 17th - 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.

August 24th - Rock 'n' Roll @ Tan-y-Bwlch

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 - join us again by popular request...

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.