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.

Hugh Napier passes Chaloner - Penrhyn Quarry Railway

Steam locomotive footplate rides this weekend in Caernarfon

The Welsh Highland Railway has announced that they will be offering footplate rides at their Caernarfon terminus. This Saturday, 11th May 2019, the narrow gauge...
Linda and Blanche ready for departure on the Ffestiniog Railway

Steam locomotive footplate rides at the Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have announced that they will be running footplate rides this Easter. These are FREE and let you step on...
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Class 97 locomotive named ‘Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways’

Network Rail has announced that one of their Class 97 locomotives have been named after the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. The nameplates for the...
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Narrow gauge steam locomotive returns home

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway have announced that a narrow gauge locomotive has been moved to Caernarfon. On March 31st 2019, De Winton locomotive,...
Merddin Emrys and David Lloyd George at Porthmadog

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways awarded major Heritage Lottery Fund grant

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have announced that they have been successful in securing a major Heritage Lottery Fund grant, totalling £454,500, to...
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...
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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...
Aug 4 all-day Dinas railway station
Learn more about the Welsh Highland Railway with these special dates in August 2019. Stopping off at certain stations on the way, your special train will provide unique photo opportunities that you will keep forever.[...]
Dec 7 all-day Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway
Join the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways for their 2019  Santa Specials. Santa Specials will run on both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways on 7th/8thth, 14th/15th and 21st/22nd December. Children will get a present[...]
Dec 8 all-day Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway
Join the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways for their 2019  Santa Specials. Santa Specials will run on both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways on 7th/8thth, 14th/15th and 21st/22nd December. Children will get a present[...]
Dec 14 all-day Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway
Join the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways for their 2019  Santa Specials. Santa Specials will run on both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways on 7th/8thth, 14th/15th and 21st/22nd December. Children will get a present[...]

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/

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