The Welsh Highland Railway Heritage Group is dedicated to the preservation, conservation and restoration of the original infrastructure associated with the former Welsh Highland and North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways.
The Group has ensured that, where possible, the buildings and other features that contributed to the character of the railway, and to the countryside through which it ran, have been preserved during the reconstruction phase, helping both to enhance the experience of today’s passengers and to preserve the ethos which made the line unique.
With the reconstruction reaching completion, the Group has moved on its priorities from ‘preservation’ to ‘restoration’. At the same time, cataloguing and recording of the line’s history is an on-going activity.
Past restoration projects include:
Reconstruction of Cambrian Crossing Signal Box, where narrow gauge crossed standard gauge in Porthmadog
Renovation of the derelict Tryfan Junction station building.
Current activities include:
Conservation of the remains of Betws Garmon station building
The Group welcomes everyone who is concerned about, and interested in, those railways which contributed their character and background to what in 1923 became known as The Welsh Highland Railway.
The Group publishes a quarterly journal, “Welsh Highland Heritage” which is sent to all members and contains articles about the old line and its workings.
If you would like to help, or be associated with this work, and receive regular copies of “Welsh Highland Heritage”, we invite you to print out and complete the membership form below, and post it together with an SAE & a cheque for your subscription to the membership secretary Derek Lystor (or pay online – see below).
Current membership subscriptions:
Annual Membership £15
Junior (under 18 yr old) £5
Life Membership (Under 65) £250 (Over 65) £150
Memberships are due prior to 1st January, and run 12 months from that date.
Click here to download the membership form
Pay your subscription online
You can pay your annual subscription online by clicking the button below. New members are asked also to send the completed membership Form to the membership secretary so that we have a record of your details:
Would you be willing to make a donation? We are always in need of funds to help sustain the heritage of our railway.