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photoblog image Snowdon Railway Trip - 6

Snowdon Railway Trip - 6

 

A train heading down towards us at a passing point on this single-track railway. I think this may have been carrying maintenance materials, as ours was the first passenger train up in the morning. You can see that the track up the mountain is very eroded, as a result, I assume, of too many people now making their way up. I did think of doing it that way, but when I learnt that up and down was a five-hour walk, I decided against it!

 

 

Snowdon Railway Trip - 6

 

A train heading down towards us at a passing point on this single-track railway. I think this may have been carrying maintenance materials, as ours was the first passenger train up in the morning. You can see that the track up the mountain is very eroded, as a result, I assume, of too many people now making their way up. I did think of doing it that way, but when I learnt that up and down was a five-hour walk, I decided against it!

 

 

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Germany
  • 19 Sep 2019, 00:28
This is a wonderful outing, thanks, Tom.

[But, on course, has not taken my mind off the fact that you are getting a new Cat which I am looking forward to seeing soon.]
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray - we get the new kitten on 16th October - but you can see him and his mum on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156242149560614&set=a.10152481167850614&type=3&theater
A shame about the erosion , I suppose thats what happens when a walk becomes so popular.
(I got that information from the office of the b****Y obvious....smile )
Tom Wilson: A very useful office it is, too! smile
Jolie vue sur le paysage et la locomotive.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Sep 2019, 06:37
That erosion is serious isn't it. Personally I'd take the train
Tom Wilson: It's certainly an easier ascent!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 19 Sep 2019, 06:51
I have climbed snowdon about a dozen times via a variety of routes and never by train. On one occasion we saw an international fell runners race which followed the railway route. The winning team did the whole thing in about an hour. 40 mins for the ascent and 20 mins for the descent.
Tom Wilson: Wow! 20 mins down, they must have been flying!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Sep 2019, 07:03
This is a very good view of the scene with the railway.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chad
I would love to make this train trip!
Tom Wilson: If you get a fine day, like I did, it's wonderful - if you go out of season, it might be easier. The trains for the day were fully booked by 9.0 a.m. on the day I went.
A terrific shot Tom, I've not seen this aspect of the journey before. Even as a young man I don't think I could have tackled that footpath.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian - I think you could have managed the path, judging by the age of some of those trudging up!

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