Ffestiniog Railway Society
The Ffestiniog Railway Society exists to support the oldest independent railway in the world (being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832) - now a historic and world-class tourist attraction. The Society currently supports volunteering and projects in many ways on the railway, funding the purpose-built volunteers' hostel, the re-entry into traffic of flagship 'Double Fairlie' locomotive Merddin Emrys, several new and rebuilt carriages, materials and enhanced mechanical facilities for the outdoor engineering departments and much more.
Currently we are focussing on raising funds to rebuild our historic locomotive Welsh Pony, due to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2017. We've also supporting the build of two new bogies for locomotive David Lloyd George, one of the Ffestiniog's iconic double fairlies, the entry into traffic of two new carriages and a large number of other worthwhile projects.
Please visit our website or more examples of what our funding goes to support: www.ffestiniograilway.org.uk