Last update to this site (see Changelog for details):
September 5th, 2007. Search the Site.
Trains running every day - details here. Phase 4 info, news, and appeal.
Join-In Weekend, September 8-9th - details.
Latest news: First train over the Glaslyn; WHR bridge up for major award; WHR(P) Phase 4 visit.
Pioneer Garratt K1 on a freight charter at the summit of
the line (Martin Creese)
Caernarfon to Porthmadog, North Wales
Welcome to the official website of the Welsh Highland Railway Project.
This is where you can find out all about the project led by the Ffestiniog
Railway to rebuild and operate the Welsh Highland Railway, a neighbouring
line running through the mountains of Wales which closed in the 1930s. Approval
has been granted to rebuild the whole line. Half of the total length is now
open, from Caernarfon to Rhyd Ddu, at the foot of Snowdon, and work is now well
under way to reopen the remaining half through to Porthmadog. This site includes
information on the present operations and future plans of Rheilffordd Eryri
(Welsh title for the rebuilt WHR), the developments that have led up to the
rebuilding now under way, and lots of pictures. This is the railway project
that everyone is talking about - check back often for developments as they happen.
Phone: 01766 516000 (Porthmadog Harbour Station)
or 01286 677018 (Caernarfon Station)
|Background - the basis of the Project, which WHR is which, etc.|
|News - latest and archive, dates for the diary, and more|
|Get involved - how you can play a part in the WHR Project|
|The route of the WHR|
|The Rebuilding Story - Phase1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4|
|Locomotives and rolling stock|
|The Welsh Highland Railway Society|
|Recommended reading and viewing|
|Links: WHR, Rail-related and Local information|
|Special Events - past and future|
|Virtual Welsh Highland - Train Sim Downloads|
|Ffestiniog Railway homepage|
See also the excellent
Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) site, for history of the original
WHR, and the operations of the WHR Ltd at its Porthmadog site.
Passenger information: Ffestiniog Railway, Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd LL49 9NF, UK. Tel: (0)1766 516000. Fax: (0)1766 516005. Caernarfon Station, tel/fax: (0)1286 677018.
The Festiniog Railway Trust is a Registered Charity no. 239904. Space for these pages comes courtesy of the School of Modern Languages at Bangor University - a great place to study only ten miles (16 km) from the Welsh Highland. These are not official UWB pages, but are produced by Dr. Ben Fisher (email@example.com) as an enthusiast resource in association with the official Ffestiniog Railway/WHR (Caernarfon) website. This site is endorsed by the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway Construction Ltd as the official site of the WHR Project; however while every effort is made to ensure accuracy, materials not indicated as FR or WHRCL copyright should not be taken as official statements. Mail with comments on what you'd like to see in these pages is welcomed, as are reports of any problems with the pages. Pictures are by the webmaster unless otherwise stated; photographs and other materials to be found in these pages may not be reproduced without the express permission of the copyright owner in question.