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Celebrate 60 Years of Restoring the Ffestiniog Railway

Friday 2nd May to Monday 5th May 2014

Spend this May Bank Holiday weekend experiencing the ultimate 'Ffestiniog Railway Adventure' as the world's oldest narrow gauge heritage railway celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of its restoration era.

Thousands of people have journeyed on the FR and volunteered their time over the last 60 years to ensure this little railway gem in North Wales is preserved and inspires future generations. To mark the milestone a special weekend of nostalgia and steam is being staged and we recommend a 4-night stay to ensure you make the most of this unique event.

Here is just a taste of what you can expect

  • Witness the naming ceremony of newly restored Hudswell Clark loco 'Fiji' which will be visiting the FR. Be one of its first passengers as it runs a return shuttle service to Pont Croesor
  • The Railway's very own narrow gauge 0-4-0VBT locomotive 'Leary' built by De Winton & Co will be on display at Porthmadog
  • Enjoy some shunting and guided tours around Minffordd Yard
  • Watch the narrated dismantling of 'Welsh Pony' live in the erecting shop at Boston Lodge; a must-see for the mechanical minded
  • Vintage stock shuttles to Minffordd will be hauled by Prince
  • Bug Boxes will be hauled by Palmerston to Tan y Bwlch
  • A 'Behind-the-Scenes Special' train will run from Porthmadog with stops at Coed y Bleiddiau to look at the rebuild by the Landmark Trust, newly restored views by large scale tree felling and Boston Lodge top yard

The event is a wonderful tribute to all those who have worked tirelessly over the last 60 years to ensure the future of the FR which still relies on the continued support of people who enjoy travelling on heritage railways. With Snowdonia National Park as a backdrop and North Wales' beautiful coastline as its base you can guarantee that a journey on the FR will be an absolute pleasure. Add to this the unprecedented array of railway activity planned for the Diamond Jubilee makes for a wonderful 'railway adventure'.

Be part of this special celebration by booking your place on this 4-night FR Adventure mini-break. Contact Kate Berry by phone on 01766 772030 or email at to discuss travel and accommodation and other sightseeing options whilst in the area.

Yours sincerely

Maria Cook
General Manager

Ffestiniog Travel, First Floor, Unit 6, Snowdonia Business Park, PENRHYNDEUDRAETH, LL48 6LD

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