Coronavirus update from the Ffestiniog Railway – including launch for steam locomotive Welsh Pony

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Ffestiniog Railway team up with PCSO to urge public to be vigilant
Credit: Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway have released an update on a few events due to take place this year but are now affected by Coronavirus.

The original event which would have seen “Welsh Pony” return to passenger service in June 2020, this has now be cancelled.

The line is now making plans which could see the event take place during the annual Victorian Weekend event in the Autumn, but details will be confirmed closer to the time.

Journey Into The Past

Unfortunately, the heritage tours planned to take place throughout August 2020 have been cancelled. Hopefully, they will be coming back in 2021.

Young Persons Training Week

This yearly event which takes place in August is also cancelled. Anyone who was due to visit the railway for this event will be contacted to discuss the next steps, as the line’s group of young volunteers are very important.

Supporting the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway

You can support the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways by purchasing RailAdvent’s 3 Disc Set of the Victorian Weekend – £5 from every sale will be donated to the FR’s Covid-19 Appeal. Click here for more information.

While the line can carry out some important tasks in lockdown, the railway itself is closed and cannot earn any income during the Coronavirus pandemic. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated by everyone who runs and enjoys the Ffestiniog Railway – more information can be found on their website here.

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