Snowdon Mountain Railway
The remarkable Snowdon Mountain Railway is unique in Britain, for the narrow gauge of 800 mm and Swiss Abt rack system, which enables grades as steep as 1 in 5.5 to be climbed to reach the highest station in England and Wales. The DVD offers breathtaking views of superb scenery from on the train and from the lineside.
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Britain’s only rack railway, up the highest mountain in England and Wales. Set in superb Welsh scenery and shot in summer weather with the stirring sights and sounds of steam locomotives working to their limits.
About “Snowdon Mountain Railway”
The remarkable Snowdon Mountain Railway is unique in Britain for the narrow gauge of 800 mm and for the Swiss Abt rack system, which enables grades as steep as 1 in 5½ to be climbed to reach the highest station in England and Wales. The video offers breathtaking views of the superb scenery from on the train and from the lineside, taken in the summer sun and features all the motive power, especially the sight and sound of steam engines blasting their way up the line.
The video is introduced by atmospheric music from composer Hubert Parry, performed by the Chichester Cathedral Choir. It is a dramatic and informed view of Britain’s only mountain railway, entertaining for tourists and railway enthusiasts alike.
Only broadcast standard equipment has been used to ensure the very best quality sound and vision for your pleasure. Written and narrated by Gordon Rushton. Filmed and directed by Gordon Rushton and Graham Whistler.
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