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Project 365 (PQR Slate Wagon Restoration)

Posted by on March 25, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Our PRS funded project to restore our PQR mainline slate wagon is almost complete. The work has included riveting in new sections of the frames, replacing some of the side rails and all new timber. This years project has a duel meaning in that we have had 365 days to complete the work and fittingly the wagon is numbered 365.  The wagon now awaits new wheels and axleboxes currently being completed.

Penrhyn Quarry Railway Rolling Stock

Posted by on March 24, 2014 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

New wheels and axleboxes have recently been cast for new-build and restoration projects, the projects include new quarrymen's coaches 'S' and 'T' and mainline slate wagons. Our partners Riley & Son at Bury are currently machining the new castings and are manufacturing new axles.

Modelling Products

Posted by on March 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Garden railway slate modelling products produced at Felin Fawr are no longer available directly from us. They are now available from selected model railway outlets and model railway shows and exhibitions throughout the UK.

The products are manufactured from Penrhyn slate and are branded under our ‘Penrhyn Quarry Railway’ trademark and range from slate fencing pillars to slate edging slabs.


Recent News

Posted by on January 12, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We held a 'for one day only' Santa event just before Christmas aimed at local children, the event was very successful and enjoyed by all. The proceeds from the event were donated to the Ty Gobaith Childrens Hospice, many thanks to all those who supported the event.

Santa and his elves



Restoration work continues on our PQR mainline slate wagon, this PRS funded project intails riveting in new sections of the frames that were sadly cut through many years ago when the wheelsets and axle boxes were removed. However, the team are determined and with the help of our supporters and sponsors, we should see the wagon fully restored with new axleboxes and wheelsets very soon.




The team have also been busy working on phase one of the railway.... The work involved re-packing much of the railway along with ballasting and replacing most of the chair keys with new ones. The task lasted around one week prior to Christmas and concludes work on phase one.




More work on buildings

Posted by on October 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Felin Fawr Cyf has been carrying out work on the locoshed windows as a short term measure while new window frames are being made. All 13 windows facing West are now sealed up making the locoshed secure and a much improved environment to work in.



The company is also working on restoring the waterwheel building with the roof being the first step. The old slates have been removed and numbered and will be replaced on new timber.

Supporters Day

Posted by on October 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A very successful Supporters day was held today at Felin Fawr, thanks to all those who attended, it was really good to meet up.

Most of our rolling stock was out for the day with trains running all afternoon, slate demonstrations were also taking place along with guided tours of the Felin Fawr Works site.



Penrhyn Railway Supporters

Posted by on September 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (1)

A new supporters group has been established to support the restoration and operation of the Penrhyn Railway.

The group known as the Penrhyn Railway Supporters is now the official and only group supporting the Penrhyn Railway project at Bethesda and is directed at those genuinely interested supporting the efforts currently underway.

Full details are available by selecting the 'PRS' link in the menu at the top of this website.



Seat Supports

Posted by on September 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A good start was made today on the central seat supports for the coaches..... The seats will be curved as they are being built to the later Felin Fawr design rather than the flat bench de Winton design on early coaches.

Follow Progress

Posted by on September 22, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

You can now follow the progress on the construction of the coaches on Facebook at -

Coach Progress

Posted by on September 22, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The quarryman's coaches currently under construction at Felin Fawr have been progressing well... the bodies are almost complete and have been loaded onto the EAG flat wagons so that they are mobile.