Tag Archives: Ffestiniog

Frames receiving a coat of paint…

Welsh Pony’s frames are still on the bench at Boston Lodge, as work continues. They are now starting to be painted.

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Boiler progress

The new boiler for Welsh Pony continues to make steady progress with backhead fittings taking shape on the bench…

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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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