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Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri
Welsh Highland Railway Society

Society Projects
Photo: S.Melhuish 

The Project:

To help the company in its task of laying track and  keeping that already laid in first class condition.

WHR Volunteer Track Work programme

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

Welsh Highland Trackwork Schedule

Forthcoming working parties 2016

Black Hand Gang (BHG)

January 9/10 23/24
February 6/7 20/21
March 5/6 19/20
April 2/3 16/17 30^
May -/1^ 14/15 28/30^
June 11/12 25/26
July 9/10 23/24
August 6/7 20/21
September 3/4 17/18
October 1/2 5/16 29/30
November 11/13 26/27
December 10/11

Note: ^ = Bank Holiday weekend

Rest of the World Gang (ROWG)

January wk 16-22
*February wk 22-28
March wk 12-18
#April lw 9/10
May wk 7-13
#June lw 18/19
July week 16-22
#August lw 13/14
September week 10-16
!November week 5-11
!December week 3-9

week = Saturday to Friday *(except February which is Monday to Sunday)
# = Dates for April, June and August are subject to confirmation
! = Dates for November and December 2016 are provisional pending preparation of the Winter Major Works Programme. Dates will be confirmed in Autumn 2016.

Tuesday Gang

Pretty well every Tuesday


If you intend to join one of the weekend or Tuesday gangs, please contact the appropriate organiser mentioned below. If you are interested in weekday working or have any queries about track work volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Volunteer Co-ordinator and Tuesday Gang:
Tony Baker for details. Phone: 01492 874579 Email: tbaker@ffwhr.com

North Wales Black Hand Gang (BHG):
Dafydd Thomas
Phone: 01248 681019 Email: dthomas@ffwhr.com

Rest of The World Gang (ROWG):
Paul Bradshaw
Phone: 01766 770034 Email: pbradshaw@ffwhr.com

The P-Way Track Gang can often do with help on week days. If you would like to join them contact Tom (Alun Tomlinson), Permanent Way Manager
Phone: 07919 414883 Email: atomlinson@ffwhr.com

Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri is a Registered Charity, №1094938

All content webmasters or as indicated - This page updated 10th February 2016 by Laurence Armstrong