Ffestiniog Railway events

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An adhoc list of some of the events on the railway. By no means complete and only lists events since 1986 Items marked *&* originally appeared on the Company website, and with the format change, now appear here with kind permission:


(In chronological order)

  • 1986, Easter Weekend - FR150
  • 1988, 30th April to 2nd May - Steam 125
  • 1990, 5th to 7th May - Steam Gala - for a brochure see the ephemera page
  • 1993, 1st to 3rd May - Hunslet 100 – Grand Steam Gala
  • 1993, 19th/20th June - Training and Recruitment Weekend - A event targetted at on-train volunteers
  • 1995, 6th to 8th May - “All Our Yesterdays” Steam Gala ‘95
  • 1996, 17th/18th February - The Diesel Weekend
  • 1997, 3rd to 5th May - A Festival of Steam Biennial Gala
  • 1998, 2nd to 4th May - The Mini Gala
  • 1999, 1st to 3rd May - Railffest 99 The Biennial Gala
  • 2000, 15th/16th April - FE2K an event targeted at potential volunteers
  • 2000, 28th December - A Quiet Time in the Snow *&*
  • 2002, Welsh Pony leaves Porthmadog, 12th March 2002, a pictorial report *&*
  • 2002, 1st to 4th June - 20th Anniversary of the Opening to Blaenau / Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 2002, Building Back to Blaenau, a pictorial report on the 20th Anniversary *&*
  • 2004 - Railfest at the NRM featuring Prince, 15 and the CRV, also the Darjeeling loco
  • 2005, 30th April to 3rd May - FR50
  • 2010, 1st May to 3rd May - Quirks & Curiosities
  • 2011, 'The Spring Thing', the first joint FR and WHR event
  • 2012, 'Blaenau 30'
  • 2013, Steam 150 - 150th anniversary of steam on the Festiniog Railway
  • 2014, 'Our Railway Adventure', 60th anniversary of preservation
  • 2017, Quirks and Curiosities II
  • 2018, Hunslet 125 (June)


Regular Events

  • Vintage Weekend
  • 1996 26th - 27th October
  • 1999 16th - 17th October
  • 2000 7th-8th October
  • 2002 *&*
  • 2004
  • 2005 14th - 16th October
  • Winter Warmer Weekend
  • Interactive
  • Kids Week


See also[edit]