Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Go Vintage

Don't miss the 2011 Ffestiniog Railway Vintage Weekend
The 15th and 16th of October is the date for this year's annual Vintage Weekend at the Ffestiniog Railway.

There are loads of fabulous events planned to celebrate one of the world's most famous, and historic, narrow gauge railways. Organisers hope that Porthmadog will be transported back to the glory days of its slate export and shipping heritage, and visitors can admire different trains and engines from distinctive historic eras.

There'll be the chance to see the gravity trains in action, witness a reconstruction of slate carts pass across the newly built Britannia Bridge and a whole host of other vintage railway quirks and curiosities. And of course, you'll be able to spot the railway staff, volunteers and supporters in their fantastic period dress.

For more details click here for the Ffestiniog Railway website.

Why not jump on the train to Tan-y-Bwlch and come down and join us at the Oakeley Arms? This historic hotel was once owned by the wealthy Oakeley Family, who were responsible for much of the slate mining and export trade in the area. Without the hard work and investment of this renowned local family, the Ffestiniog Railway would perhaps never have been built.

Find out more about the Oakeley Family and their Estate here


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