Boston Lodge is situated at Penrhyn Isa, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, on the A487 road about 1 mile SE across the Afon Glaslyn causeway from Porthmadog, Gwynedd in north-west Wales.
Boston Lodge in Wales is 158 years old. It was built in 1865 to build locomotives for the Ffestiniog Railway. It is the world’s oldest railway workshop.
The workshop was originally called Boston Lodge Iron Works, and it was built by Richard Trevithick, who is considered to be the father of railways. The workshop was originally located in the village of Boston Lodge, but it was moved to its current location in Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1874.
Boston Lodge has played a major role in the development of the Ffestiniog Railway. The workshop has built over 100 locomotives for the railway, including the famous “Little Puffer”, which is the oldest surviving steam locomotive in the world.
In 1946, the workshop was closed down, but it was reopened in 1963 as a preservation workshop. Today, Boston Lodge is a popular tourist destination, and it is open to the public for guided tours.
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