The new Journal is out and includes a tribute to the late Vic Mitchell, fascinating details of a plan to build a ‘rack’ line up Snowdon from Rhyd-Ddu, memories of volunteering during the ‘push for Dduallt’ in the late 60s, and a report on The Karl Marx Incident of 1976! It also contains a detailed […]
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, looking resplendent in its newly lined out livery, quite rightly takes pride of place on the front cover of the new Journal. Inside there are articles on Percy Spooner, volunteering in the 60s, the building of Tan-y-Bwlch signal box, plus memories of Khrushchev – and other – Boston Lodge cats. The Journal is […]
The Summer edition of the Group’s journal should be with you shortly, if it hasn’t already dropped through your letterbox. It includes articles on the Spooner family graves in Beddgelert, details of a miniature ALCo and a fascinating description of how Penrhyn station operated in 1968, when Control had the option to switch to ‘Half-panic’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.