Welsh Highland Railway

Garratt 87 on the Welsh Highland Railway
Credit: RailAdvent

The Welsh Highland Railway is a narrow gauge railway, located in Gwynedd, North Wales.

The railway runs from the port at Porthmadog to the seaside town of Caernarfon via the foot of Snowdon.

Refreshments are available Porthmadog as well ice creams and hot drinks being found at Caernarfon. Refreshments can also be bought on the train from one of the onboard stewards.

Garrett 87 collecting carriages

New colour for steam locomotive 87

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have announced that No.87 will have a new colour when it reappears the following overhaul. The NG/G16 is currently...
David Lloyd George passes Campbells Platform

Camping and caravanning along the Ffestiniog Railway

Caravanning is a great way to explore North Wales, and we would really recommend visiting the Ffestiniog Railway if you end up in this...
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WATCH: Drone footage as steam locomotive Russell heads for Beddgelert

Drone footage has been released showing Russell heading for Beddgelert on the Welsh Highland Railway. The reason for Russell heading for Beddgelert was for a...
Russell near Beddgelert

Welsh Highland Railway set for top event in 2019

2019 is being set up to be a top year at the Welsh Highland Railway, with the announcement of a very special event. Following on...
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Steam locomotive 303 set for Welsh Highland Railway visit in 2019

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have announced that steam locomotive No.303 will be visiting them in 2019. The visit of 303 will be part...
The new boiler for NG/G16 130 arrives at Dinas by road and is lifted on to the frames of the locomotive.

Steam locomotive No.130’s boiler lifted into frames

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have announced that Garratt locomotive No.130 has had its boiler lifted into its frames. The frames welcomed the new...
Russell near Beddgelert

CONFIRMED: Steam locomotive Russell to return to the Welsh Highland Railway

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway has announced that they have worked with the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway to bring Russell back to Welsh...
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Steam locomotive Lyn arrives at the Welsh Highland Railway

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways have announced that steam locomotive Lyn has arrived at Dinas ahead of SuperPower 2018. Lyn is set to be...
Garratt K1 and Vale of Ffestiniogvideo

Throwback Thursdays – Ep. 32 – Garratt K1 & Vale of...

In this weeks Throwback Thursday, we see Garratt K1 and Vale of Ffestiniog depart Porthmadog Harbour Station, with a service train to Caernarfon, during...
Ffestiniog Railway Snowdonian Limitedvideo

Snowdonian Limited – The Video

As you may be aware, on Saturday the 11th June, The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways ran a special train called the 'Snowdonian Limited'. The...
The Snowdonian at Porthmadog on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railwayvideo

The Snowdonian 2016 – Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

As posted previously - Saturday 16th April 2016 saw the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway have its annual fundraising train "The Snowdonian" . This is...
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2015 Highlights

As we start a new year, take a look back at my highlights of 2015 featuring 16 different narrow gauge railways! In this video you...
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Ffestiniog Railway 150 Years of Passenger Trains – Video

I have uploaded a video to YouTube covering Saturday at the Ffestiniog Railway 150 Years of Passenger Trains event, it covers Saturday. Videos of...
Apr 13 all-day Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
2019s fundraising train. This train takes you over the full 40-mile route from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog to Caernarfon and back. This train fundraises for phase 5 and the completion of the Welsh Highland Railway.[...]
May 17 – May 19 all-day Welsh Highland Railway
The 2019 Real Ale Festival will be being held from May 17th – 19th 2018 and promises to be as successful as the last 14. The festival will be being held at Dinas station, near[...]
Jun 15 all-day Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
2019s fundraising express train. This train takes you over the full 40-mile route from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog to Caernarfon and back. This train fundraises for phase 5 and the completion of the Welsh Highland[...]
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway
This ‘New For 2019’ event sees the Welsh Highland Railway head back to the past to celebrate their heritage. Details are still to be announced, but expect an intensive timetable in operation with lots of[...]

An adult return ticket costs £39.80

A family ticket (2+2) costs £79.60 (one child goes free with each paying adult).

Concession fares, single tickets and tickets to intermediate stations are also available.

For more information on Times and Fares please visit the Ffestiniog Railway Website

http://www.festrail.co.uk/