Ffestiniog Railway Museum

Ffestiniog Railway Museum
Harbour Station
Porthmadog
Gwynedd
LL49 9NF
Wales

Website

www.festrail.co.uk

Timetable

www.festrail.co.uk/timetable-fr.htm?mn=3&sm=3-0

E-mail

enquiries@festrail.co.uk

Telephone

01776 512 340

Fax

01776 514 576

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A bustling and busy narrow gauge slate-carrying railway between Portmadoc and Blaenau Ffestiniog that pioneered narrow gauge steam and passenger services in the 19th. Century and demonstrated the utility of such railways to the world. World War I conditions reduced the line to a very poor state by the 1920s. Stephens was appointed manager in 1923 and Chairman in 1925 until his death. Stephens and Austen bought in very necessary management skills and probably saved the railway from premature closure. They were however only partially successful in reversing decay. Austen resigned in 1936 in protest against the Board's unwise economies. Losing a promising tourist trade because of World War II the railway finally closed in 1946.

Resurrected in a pioneering effort by enthusiasts in the early 1950s, it has been refurbished and re-routed in part to become a highly successful preserved railway.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Vary according to season - please see website for details

Admission charges

Vary according to train times and journeys. Please see website for detailed information. A 'Round Trip' Day Ticket is £19.60 (Adults) and £17.65 (concessions).

Collection details

Archives, Land Transport

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