Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

The F&WHR have a large collection of historic heritage railway images, which they are digitising and making available to the public on their iBase online digital asset management / image library system.

Online digital asset management and image library

The Ffestiniog Railway is the world's oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history, taking you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. They still operate three of their original locomotives - over 150 years old - and original carriages, offering an unrivalled journey back into the golden age of rail travel.

The historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of a mountain or tunnelling through it.


The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK's longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon, past the foot of Snowdon and the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, then through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. Passengers ride in some of the most comfortable carriages on any heritage railway in the UK, including first class Pullman luxury and freshly-cooked food delivered to your seat.


System managers and editors upload images and digitised documents, adding descriptive metadata as required to make it easy for users to search and find what they want.


Searching options include subject search, keyword search, quick search, and search by collection.


Other standard features supplied with iBase digital asset management systems are:

  • Upload using drag and drop.
  • Batch editing of all metadata fields.
  • Advanced field search.
  • Search history recall.

iBase also supports Active Directory authentication, which allows users to login using their existing network credentials.

F&WHR using iBase Digital Asset Management and Online Image Library Software