A company working to preserve rail heritage in north Wales In UK has said it was left fighting for survival after its income stopped during lockdown.
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways Of UK said it had been unable to pay for repairs and conservation after having to shut during its busiest season.
Now it has been awarded a £250,000 emergency National Lottery grant.
Manager Paul Lewin said without it they would not have been able to do “highly important work”.
The company runs services on the Ffestiniog Railway in Gwynedd between Porthmadog and Tan y Bwlch, and also on its sister line, the Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Beddgelert UK.