Snowdonia | Trains
The Ffestiniog Railway is a narrow gauge heritage railway, located in Gwynedd in Wales. It’s one of the more popular attractions in the Snowdonia National Park.
| The railway is about 21.7 km long and runs from the harbour at Porthmadog to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The line travels through spectacular mountainous scenery and is single track with passing places. The track gauge is 1 ft 11+1?2 in (597 mm). The first part of the line runs along a 1 mile (1.6 km) long embankment called “the Cob”, which is the dyke of the Traeth Mawr “polder”. From 1949, various groups of rail enthusiasts attempted to revitalise the railway. Eventually, on 24 June 1954 a group of volunteers funded by Alan Pegler purchased the company to run it as a tourist attraction, and gradually restored the line to working order.
For more information see: http://www.ffestiniograilway.co.uk/
A Majestic Mountain Top Adventure to the Summit of Snowdon
Welcome to Snowdon Mountain Railway Majestic Mount Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. At 3,560ft (1,085m) it is a true mountain and a place of legend ? said to be the burial place of the giant ogre Rhita, vanquished by King Arthur. Some believe that Arthur?s Knights still slee… Continue reading at http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/the_journey.php
Trains don’t just go along the flat, they can go up mountains too. taking one up Snowdon is highly recommended, Tickets must be booked in advanced.
Weather permitting trains will run every day from late-March to the first week of November. From March to Mid-June trains will terminate at either Clogwyn or Rocky Valley (subject to winter weather conditions). The Summit Station is the usual destination between Mid-June and the end of October. Trains may be operated by steam or diesel traction.