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This line remains the only rack (cog-wheel) railway in Britain: it runs from Llanberis to the top of Snowdon. Whether the train runs to the top, and whether you can see any distance when you get there, depends on the weather. I had part luck: I got to the top, but didn't see very far from there.

The colour pictures are very blue: they will be corrected.

Click on thumbnail for larger picture. For most, I can provide higher-resolution photos by email, if needed.
 

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Engine shed of Snowdon Mountain railway, Llanberis, morning: locos have left to take trains to summit, but the steam lingers in the moist morning air.
Photo B001 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: train arriving at Llanberis station
Photo B002 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: train loading at Llanberis
Photo B003 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: valve gear and rocker arms on locomotive
Photo B004 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: how the rack works at turnouts.
Photo B005 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: how the rack works at turnouts: detail
Photo B006 on 05/07/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: train on lower slopes.
Photo C0357 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: near the summit
Photo C0362 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: Llanberis station
Photo C0365 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: the summit station
Photo C0366 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: closed-type train near Clogwyn
Photo C0367 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: trains passing at Clogwyn
Photo C0371 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: sign at summit station
Photo C0374 on 04/08/1952
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Snowdon Mountain Railway: Llanberis station
Photo C0564 on 04/08/1952

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