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Vintage Weekend Prize Raffle

The Welsh Pony Restoration Project Prize Raffle held over the Vintage Weekend raised £419.47. Winners have been contacted by telephone and a list of winners is in Spooner’s.  If you are a winner please collect your prize from Spooner’s. The Vintage Weekend Volunteer Sunday Evening Special (beer train). Grateful thanks to Lawrence Washington of Purple Moose […]

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Welsh Pony Envelope Appeal

Welsh Pony Envelope Appeal

After the count up and banking of envelope proceeds on Sunday 29th September, we can advise you that the envelope appeal total now stands at £8928.93 when the Gift Aid of £1138.90 has been claimed and added in. So from 3rd July to 28th September (under three months) we have raised £8928.93, after paying for 15000 Printed […]

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Bid for a replica Welsh Pony worksplate!

Following on from the cosmetic restoration of Welsh Pony for the May 150 event, the FR Heritage Group have sponsored the manufacture of replica brass cabside plates for Welsh Pony which will be fitted before the “1863 and all that” Vintage Weekend in October and eventually used on the overhauled locomotive. The artwork for the […]

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A wonderful pledge

Welsh Pony – My Pledge Yesterday my dream came true as the FR announced its intention of restoring the surviving Large England Welsh Pony. The news came just a few weeks after it was unveiled at the Steam 150 event following a remarkable cosmetic makeover. There are probably very few people still alive who can […]

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Welsh Pony restoration gets green light

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway has been given the go-ahead for Welsh Pony’s restoration by the Company’s Board and a comprehensive restoration management plan has been drawn up in conjunction with the FR Heritage Company. Funding for the work will be secured ‘in different and creative ways’, says F&WHR General Manager Paul Lewin. And […]

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The task ahead

The task ahead

The most enigmatic of the original Ffestiniog locos, Welsh Pony, was the third engine in line for restoration to service when the railway was reopened in the 1950s. Somehow other engines always managed to jump the queue and even Palmerston, thought for many years to be little more than scrap, has made its way back […]

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Our Little Pony

A short video featuring Welsh Pony freshly outshopped in Green, lined up with her three close relatives.

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