HG Journal 145 postage – an update

We are aware that many members were asked to pay £2 to Royal Mail to receive their copy of the Journal. The majority were told that the stamps were counterfeit, some were told that the postage was insufficient. However, the charge for insufficient postage is £1.50. A charge of £2 indicates that none of the […]

Heritage Group Journal No.145 – an apology

A number of members have reported having to pay a surcharge in order to receive the latest Journal.  Some have sent photos showing that the envelope carried a sticker stating that the stamps were counterfeit.  We would like to apologise to any member affected. Many members will be aware that we buy stamps for Journal […]

A Real “Welsh Incident”

Readers of the Winter issue of the Ffestiniog Railway Society journal may have seen discussion of a plane crash out on the sands of Traeth Mawr, near Boston Lodge, in April 1937. It involved an RAF training aircraft on Instrument Flying Duty and killed one man, injuring another. A plaque commemorating the incident was erected […]

Welsh Pony – No longer ‘Unfinished Business’

After 80 years of silence, Welsh Pony returned to steam on Saturday 27 June 2020. With Wales still in ‘lockdown’ as a result of Covid-19, only a handful were able to physically attend at Boston Lodge to witness the event, but thousands tuned into live streams online during the day. For those of you who […]

Original Diesel T-Shirts

Diesel, the clothing company, was founded in Italy in 1978. Today, a t-shirt featuring the original Diesel Logo costs around £45. We can offer you something far more unique and special however – T-shirts featuring the Original Diesel – Kerr Stuart 4415. Even better, they’re yours for just £15 plus p&p! Warhol-esq in design, they’re […]

Boston Lodge Redevelopment & Interpretation Project

The Boston Lodge redevelopment scheme received a boost just before Christmas with the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) announcing it had given first round approval for a series of works which will both help safeguard some of the most historical buildings on the site, and open it up to those keen to explore the Railway’s […]


Welcome to the new Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Website. We’re not quite sure whether to call it a rebuild or a restoration of the old site, but we hope you like the new look. It’s still a work in progress, but feel free to leave a comment if there’s anything you think is missing? And […]

Double the memory…

Need to easily transfer digital files or store them safely somewhere? We have the perfect solution! Our Sales page includes a wide range of items including our unique Double Engine 32Gb USB Memory Sticks (above) and these special Gomm badges (right) depicting Kerr Stuart 4415.

A view from the 50s…

Coach restoration, weed killing and Bessie Jones gathering visitors for tea at her station cottage at Tan-y-Bwlch are all on view in this amateur film footage from 1956. It can be viewed freely on the British Film Institute website.