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image for Railway Event item type'Join the F&WHR Volunteers' Weekend at Welsh Highland Railway

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Railway Event, Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)

Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)

On the approach to Porthmadog.


Have you ever wondered about volunteering on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways? Have you ever thought about guarding trains, firing locomotives or working on the track? You don't need previous experience or special skills, as full training will be given. This could be the dream you never thought would come true!

After the success of our event last year we are holding a two-day “Give It a Try” weekend on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April when we will take you behind the scenes, show you what you can do and to answer all of your questions. There will be something that appeals to everyone and if you are not sure, we will let you have a go.

Boston Lodge Workshops will be open to show you how you can become involved in working with our historic locos or building new carriages. In Minffordd, we will show how you can join our Infrastructure department working on the track, with signalling, maintaining our heritage buildings, gardening and much more. We will then whisk you away on a train to show you our operating and on train services staff in action.

You will discover our volunteers' hostel, the great social life, the constant stream of new projects and the fun and satisfaction of making a real contribution to Britain’s most historic and innovative railways.

To find out more about this event, email

Please note, this is a one day event repeated on the Sunday. Please choose which day you would prefer to join us. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

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St Helen's Road,
LL55 2YD



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Map reference: SH 481623  Lat: 53.13615 Long: -4.27212

Caernarfon Station (LL55 2YD) is situated close to the Castle on St. Helen's Road, approximately 10 minutes walk from the bus station and public car parks. Rhyd Ddu station is on the Sherpa bus network.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality