Snowdon Mountain Railway
Coaling operations at the Llanberis terminal of the Snowdon Mountain Railway taken on a bright sunny day. The rack system by which the locomotives wind themselves up and down the mountainside can be seen (the average gradient of the track is 1 in 8). This shot shows a lot of smoke but in other shots I took from the same position, the view was almost completely obscured. Cheap imported coal is responsible and to think Welsh coal was famous for low smoke emitting qualities.




The image and caption on this page are © Denis Egan



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