BSF Bolts and Nuts for Heritage Rail

We were delighted to receive an order from Fairbourne Railway for BSF bolts and nuts. The fasteners are being used on their locomotive “Tony”. The Fairbourne Railway has been running from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, connecting with the ferry to Barmouth for over 100 years. It started as a two […]

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A visit to Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

Manager Gary Stevens recently visited Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway whilst on holiday in Wales. Thomas Smith Fasteners supply many vintage and heritage railways with imperial bolts, including the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway. They operate two unique narrow gauge railways with completely different personalities. Together, they offer the chance to explore the beauty of […]

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BSW Fasteners for Heritage Rail – Great Western’s 4079 restoration

Thomas Smith Fasteners supply many private & heritage railways throughout the UK. We recently supplied the Great Western Society at Didcot Railway Centre in Oxfordshire, with BSW (Whitworth) bolts and nuts for a fantastic project to restore a member of the iconic Castle Class 4-6-0, the 4079 ‘Pendennis Castle’. No.4079 ‘Pendennis Castle’ was the seventh of 171 Castles built […]

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