Ffestiniog


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Ffestiniog

a town in N Wales, in Gwynedd: tourist attractions include former slate quarries and a narrow-gauge railway at nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog. Pop.: 800 (latest est.)
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Antur Stiniog's mountain biking centre, with seven tailored trails for riders of all abilities including beginner riders and family groups, offers year-round family-fun leisure and sport opportunities for the people of Ffestiniog and brings tourists to the area.
Network Rail reported that large rocks had fallen on the tracks within the Blaenau Ffestiniog Tunnel leaving it unsafe.
The Ffestiniog Railway runs for just over 13 miles between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, and is operated by the oldest surviving railway company in the world.
The 13-mile narrow gauge line originally carried slate from the quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog to the sea at Porthmadog and moved from horse-drawn to steam-hauled in October 1863.
Ffestiniog Railway spokesman Andrew Thomas said the celebrations begin with a late afternoon train to Beddgelert.
It will include the official 'adoption' of Blaenau Ffestiniog by pupils of Ysgol Maenofferen and Cyfle Ffestiniog under the company's Adopt a Station scheme.
Yn y bennod hon mae Geraint Hardy yn cychwyn drwy ymweld a bwthyn hanesyddol Coed-y-Bleiddiau, sydd bellach ar gael i'w logi, cyn cyrraedd y dref mewn steil ar dren stem Ffestiniog ac Eryri.
se LLECHWEDD SLATE CAVERNS BLAENAU Ffestiniog has a rich history thanks to its role in the Welsh slate industry.
But a shortage of locos on the Ffestiniog Railway that summer led to the loco being hired, initially only for a few weeks.
At that point it was taken on a train to Porthmadog with the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands railway company, which claims to be the oldest in the world still operating trains.