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  • Visit Wales VAQAS

Railway Event, Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018


Have you ever wondered about volunteering on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways? Have you ever thought about guarding trains, firing locomotives or working on the track? You don't need previous experience or special skills, as full training will be given. This could be the dream you never thought would come true!

After the success of our event last year we are holding a two-day “Give It a Try” weekend on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April when we will take you behind the scenes, show you what you can do and to answer all of your questions. There will be something that appeals to everyone and if you are not sure, we will let you have a go.

Boston Lodge Workshops will be open to show you how you can become involved in working with our historic locos or building new carriages. In Minffordd, we will show how you can join our Infrastructure department working on the track, with signalling, maintaining our heritage buildings, gardening and much more. We will then whisk you away on a train to show you our operating and on train services staff in action.

You will discover our volunteers' hostel, the great social life, the constant stream of new projects and the fun and satisfaction of making a real contribution to Britain’s most historic and innovative railways.

To find out more about this event, email

Please note, this is a one day event repeated on the Sunday. Please choose which day you would prefer to join us. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 14 Apr The Snowdonian
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 'Join the F&WHR Volunteers' Weekend
Sat 9 Jun The Snowdonian Limited
Fri 22 - Sun 24 Jun Hunslet 125


Harbour Station,
LL49 9NF

Location and nearby places


Plan route to Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 571384  Lat: 52.92395 Long: -4.12710

Porthmadog Harbour Station (LL49 9NF) is situated on main A487 at the Southern end of Porthmadog. Blaenau Ffestiniog Station (LL41 3ES) is situated in the centre of the town on the main A470, adjacent to the Conwy Valley Railway.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
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