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May 24th 2018

Red lights mean stop… They really mean stop!

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.


May 4th 2018

Taking the Seaside to Birmingham New Street...

...with the Great Little Trains of Wales and Arriva Trains Wales.


April 20th 2018

Wales Air Ambulance benefit from Farewell Train

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.


April 20th 2018

Heritage Skills Training Programme

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.


March 8th 2018

Sir William McAlpine – January 12th 1932 – March 4th 2018

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. 


March 6th 2018

Farewell to The Earl – April 8th 2018 – Win a footplate ride!

Double Fairlie ‘Earl of Merioneth’ is to be withdrawn from service next month to make way for a replacement locomotive, and we are offering the opportunity for two lucky people to enjoy a footplate ride during the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.


March 5th 2018

W.D. 4-6-0 1215 to star at Hunslet 125

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.


January 26th 2018

Celebrating our Heritage at London King’s Cross

182 years ago, in a remote corner of North Wales, the Ffestiniog Railway opened for business. The railway was initially used to carry slate from the quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog to the sea at Porthmadog, where it would be loaded on to ships which sailed all over the world.