David Lloyd George passes Campbells Platform

This house with its own steam train platform could be yours!

Over on the Carter Jonas website, a very special kind of home has come up for sale in Tanybwlch, North Wales. This Grade II listed building is set in approximately 5 acres in the North...
Ffestiniog Railway launch brand new pullman carriage 152

Ffestiniog Railway launch brand new Pullman luxury 1st class carriage

This weekend, the Ffestiniog Railway is launching their brand new Pullman Coach No. 152 - meaning you can travel by steam train through the mountains whilst sat in luxury. 152, similar to carriage 150 -...
Hugh Napier at the Bala Lake Railway on loan from the Ffestiniog Railway

Ride on the footplate of a steam locomotive this Bank Holiday weekend

Are you visiting North Wales this Bank Holiday Weekend? Visit the Ffestiniog Railway in Porthmadog and you will be able to ride on the footplate of a steam locomotive up and down the sidings...
Farewell Earl

Farewell to steam Locomotive ‘Earl of Merioneth’ staff train raises £3,200 for charity

On Sunday 8th April 2018, staff and volunteers from the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway took steam locomotive 'Earl of Merioneth' for one last trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog and back before the locomotive was...
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Ffestiniog Railway say farewell to steam locomotive ‘Earl of Merioneth’

The time has come to bid farewell to Double Farlie 'Earl of Merioneth'. Today, 8th April 2018, sees the Earl of Merioneth bow out of service on the Ffestiniog Railway ahead of a long...
No.8 "James Spooner" One Year Old // Credit Lets Go Loco website

Steam locomotive James Spooner II (No.8) – Project Information

Returning back to another narrow gauge New Build Project, this week, we look at the project to build a new "James Spooner", based on the original engine that used to operate on the Ffestiniog Railway...
Earl of Merioneth - Mountain Prince

Ffestiniog Railway prepares to bid farewell to steam locomotive Earl of Merioneth

The Ffestiniog Railway, in North Wales, is preparing to bid farewell to steam locomotive 'Earl of Merioneth', as its 10-year boiler ticket is almost up. The locomotive needs a new boiler, boiler cradle, smokeboxes, chimneys and water...
Ffestiniog Railway announce No. 1215 as their first guest to their Hunslet 125 gala

Ffestiniog Railway announce first steam locomotive guest for Hunslet 125

The Ffestiniog Railway, in North Wales, has announced that War Department steam locomotive No. 1215 will be visiting the line for their Hunslet 125 gala in June. This locomotive has not been running in the...
Velinheli on Footplate Rides at Dinas

Ffestiniog Railway to build new boiler for steam locomotive ‘Velinheli’

The Launceston Steam Railway, in Cornwall, has announced that steam locomotive 'Velinheli' has left the railway and is going to the Ffestiniog Railway, in North Wales, for a new boiler to be fitted. Velinheli was...
Velinheli on Footplate Rides at Dinas

Ffestiniog Railway to visit London Kings Cross

The Ffestiniog Railway opened for business to carry slate from the mountains 182 years ago. Today, it is the longest heritage railway in the UK after connecting with their sister railway, the Welsh Highland...