Friday, 20 September 2019

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Victorian Weekend: October 4th-6th

The oldest railway company in the world still operating trains, the Ffestiniog Railway know a little bit about making journey’s special. As a living museum, running passenger trains since Victorian times; with many of the older vehicles being lovingly preserved. The upcoming Victorian Weekend is the best way to experience these vehicles in the modern day.

Head to the best Victorian event of October, take part, dress up or just embrace the nostalgia. This year’s Victorian Vintage Weekend will be launched on Friday 4th October at 09:45 – along with some on-platform entertainment provided by the local primary school, Ysgol Eifion Wyn who will be singing live!

The railway station will travel back in time to the Victorian era, with costumed characters parading around the station, riding the trains and posing for photographs with patrons. The Harbour Station car park will be jam packed with stalls selling a wide variety of locally sourced produce, food and gifts. A special addition for this years event is the Ferris Wheel; ready to whisk you up to see the stunning views over the harbour and the town.

Head down for a great family day out, bring your camera to take some unforgettable snaps, and if you want to, step back in time!



Event Fares Only – Standard Tickets not available

Standard Privilege
3 Day Rover £70.00 £35.00
Day Rover £30.00 £15.00
Event Guide £3.00

All tickets available to be purchased online – *Members must enter their membership numbers to purchase guides*



Friday Morning Photographers Special

Outside of Old Loco Shed £2.00 Supplement Ticket on top of Friday or 3 Day Rover

08:00 ex Porthmadog – Available Online

*Access only available by train*

Beddgelert Specials

3x Return journeys to Beddgelert

Friday or 3 Day rovers only – NO WELSH HIGHLAND TRAINS

19:15 – ‘A Dickens Double Bill’ with Gerald Dickens

Mr Dickens Returns to the Ffestiniog Railway as Gerald Dickens performs two acts based on the works of his great, great grandfather – Charles Dickens!

Acts performed – The Signalman, Doctor Marigold

£15.00 Flat Rate – Available Online – Access only by Train

19:40 – 22:15 – Evening Photographers Charter  – Limited Availability

Photographers Charter to Minffordd Station,

Special Lightning, Staged Photographs, Special Lighting

1x Passenger & 1x Goods Train

£10.00 Supplementary ticket on Friday or 3 Day Rover – Available Online

*Access only available by train*



Evening Nightglow at Minffordd Station

Evening Shuttle Services – Photographic Opportunities + Cameo Scenes

Including Cameo appearance by Gerald Dickens

*Access only by train* – Saturday or 3 Day Rover Required



08:45 – 09:30 Sunday Morning Line Up at Harbour Station

Sunday Service – Sunday Lunchtime at Harbour Station – Service taken by Rev Richard Buxton.


All Three Days

Goods Train Break Van Trips *Limited Availability* – 6 trips available across 3 Days – Further information and booking from Porthmadog Booking Office Only

Mixed Goods Trains,

Gravity Trains – Four runs across Three Days + Spooner’s Boat (Saturday)

Ferris Wheel in Harbour Station Car Park

Stand and Stalls in Harbour Station Car Park

Park & Ride Buses – To be Confirmed

No Parking available at Harbour Station or Llyn Bach.