YRP: Working Trip to Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands National Railway
In collaboration with Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, YRP has organised a 2-day working trip and tour of the iconic Welsh heritage railway. During the trip you will have an opportunity to assist with outstanding maintenance work (tbc), as well as ride in original carriages pulled by 150-year-old locomotives.
More information about the Ffestiniog Railway can be found here
YRP has arranged 20 places at two local hostels (Penrhyn Hostel and Minfford, LL48 6HF).
The hostels are self-catered and hence does not provide meals.
There is a Tesco in Porthmadog that closes at 2300.
A group evening meal has been organised for the Saturday night at the railway-owned pub/restaurant, Spooners.
On the Friday evening, you can meet up with us in Bangor and travel the final leg as a group or you can travel individually all the way to Porthmadog/Minffordd.
We shall meet at Bangor station at 20:30 and depart for Porthmadog soon thereafter.
It is recommended to get the Virgin Trains West Coast service departing from Crewe at 18:56, which arrives into Bangor at 20:27.
For those travelling from London, this train is also a direct service to Bangor, departing from London Euston at 17:10.
On the Sunday evening, you can travel with us to Llandudno Junction, or travel individually home.
We shall be departing on the 18:26 Transport for Wales service, to arrive into Crewe at 19:49.
If you need to leave earlier, then please let us know.
Work times will be 0830-1600 on both the Saturday and the Sunday.
- Steel-toe capped safety boots
- Outdoor overcoat
- Sleeping Bag
- Pillow Case
- Suitable footwear to wear inside the living accommodation parts of the buildings (No works boots will be allowed inside these areas)
All other required items will be provided by the heritage railway.
- Please book using the button below
- Once booked, please email David Westcough (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm:
a) what, if any, track competencies you have (these are not a requirement to attend)
b) whether you will meet us in Bangor or make your own way to Minffordd
c) whether you will make your own way home, come with us to Llandudno Junction to catch the train or need to leave earlier than as outlined above.
d) your mobile phone number (so you can be included in a trip WhatsApp group)