The Snowdon Mountain Railway 23 August 2010

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In August 2010 I took a holiday in Llandudno with Great Rail Journeys.  It was a great holiday and these four video clips were taken on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.  This is a rack and pinion railway with a mix of steam and diesel power.  We were fortunate enough to be on a steam train.  The above video is an shot of Llanberis Station. The above video shows a diesel powered train descend the mountain from one of the passing places.  If I remember correctly we had stopped to allow that train to pass but also to take on water.  Also note the very impressive view from the train.
After our arrival at the mountain top station another steam engine 'Enid' starts its descent to Llanberis.  Note the arrangement of the cylinder and piston rods.  Definately different from a standard steam engine. On our way to the summit we were told that from the top of Snowdon you could see five kingdoms.  "Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Kingdom of Heaven".  A very exciting prospect.  Unfortunately, as you will see from the video, you couldn't see very much at all!
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