Wagon List Un-Numbered

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This page lists wagons used on the Ffestiniog Railway. More details and photos can be found on individual pages.

These lists include wagons used on the modern Welsh Highland Railway. Since the completion of the WHR rebuilding by the Festiniog Railway Company there is now little distinction between "FR wagons" and "WHR wagons" and in particular those wagons acquired during the WHR construction phase can now be seen over the entire F&WHR network, except 2003 and 3172 which are barred from the FR main line due to the loading gauge. Also non-vacuum-piped or fitted wagons are not normally permitted on the WHR except 5001 and that only if its side-chains are coupled to the tamper.

Sometimes in the company's pre-preservation history the spelling waggon (with two gs) instead of wagon, was used in some documentation. Whilst both spellings are used in this wiki, most other sources use the single-g spelling of wagon when referring to FR vehicles.

This list is compiled from several sources. These include:

This information is supplemented by sightings of individual wagons and reports in FRM and elsewhere..

Condition/location/existence of wagons may have changed since issue of this. Contributors to this Wiki should amend this list with later information or with later dated photographs.


  • H = Historic number restored, or seen in a pre-1967 picture - may duplicate number of another wagon
  • N = number not now carried, due to renumbering or disposal of the wagon
  • B = fitted with handbrake
  • V = fitted with vacuum brake (or through-piped) for use in passenger trains
Wagon List Un-Numbered
No Type Photographer Date Note or Comment Date and Source of Note or Comment
- 4-Wheel Brine Tank Waggon Roger Marks 1990 Built Festiniog Railway Co, Boston Lodge probably in the half-year ending 30.6.1879; used to bring sea water from Porthmadog to Plas Tan-y-Bwlch. The remains of the metal tank and wooden underframe were recovered from Pont Croesor, where the wagon had served as a locomotive water tank when the Welsh Highland Railway was open. TGBC
- 4-wheel wooden wharf wagon, Four -wheel wooden wharf wagon, from Davies Bros, Minffordd. A type of light wagon used by quarry companies and traders for handling slates at the quayside TGBC
- 4-wheel weed-killing wagon A metal tank on an old platelayer's trolley, put together c1920s, dismantled 1957. FRM 152
Hudson B Flat wagon, Hudson, braked, unidentified Kim Winter 06-06-17 See Construction Stock for any notes or comments

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