Thursday, 5 November 2015

Ffestiniog Railway Building New Wagon Shed

Heritage Railway News




The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway, a 1ft. 11.5 in. narrow gauge railway operating within much of the Snowdonia National Park, is in the process of building a £120,000 building in its Minffordd Yard to house its unique collection of 19th century rail vehicles.


 
The 90 metre long shed will contain nearly half a kilometre of track and five storage roads.

It will provide space for all of the railway's 220 waggons, both restored and those awaiting restoration.  The F&WHR owns the largest fleet of 19th century railway goods vehicles in the world, many related to the former Welsh slate industry.

Sam Miller, F&WHR Heritage Director, said: "We are delighted that the shed is finally under construction.  This represents a massive leap forward in our ability to care for our historic rolling stock and grow the fleet of restored vehicles.  This aim has been supported throughout the wider F&WHR organisation.

Other Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway posts on this blog:
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway's New Pullman Saloon


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A selection of railway videos from 'Along These Tracks'
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UK Railways - Class 390 Virgin Pendolinos Through Wolverton 2013 Video
UK Railways - Class 350 'London Midland' EMU's at Wolverton 2013 Video
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UK Railways - Class 222 Trains, DMU's, at Wellingborough Apr 2013 Video
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UK Railways - Class 321 & 350 EMU's at Wolverton Video
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UK Railways - Virgin Pendolino Class 390 041 EMU at Rugby Video




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