‘A season like no other’ for Snowdon Mountain Railway

A UNIQUE visit from a Swiss engine, along with an appearance by Welsh singing superstar Dame Shirley Bassey DBE boosted visitor numbers to the Snowdon Mountain Railway this season, the Llanberis-based line has said.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn No.2 travelled 900 miles to North Wales in September to meet up with its sister locomotives, leading to a substantial increase in visitors compared to last autumn.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn No.2 at Llanberis station. SMR

In May, Dame Shirley became the fourth and final person to have a carriage named in her honour, following in the footsteps of Sir David Brailsford CBE, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE and Katherine Jenkins OBE.

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The line has been visited by numerous film crews this year, filming the railway, the summit building and the mountain’s breathtaking scenery for a range of documentaries and even a TV advert for Aldi.

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