The carriages on the train that runs on the Snowdon Mountain Railway are still the same ones that were introduced in the 1920’s. Ninety years later, a series of new carriages are being added to the train.
Alan Kendall, the general manager of the railway, has stated that these new carriages will carry more passengers and offer extra comfort to customers. Although the original carriages will continue to operate with a steam service, the new ones will be used with diesel locomotives to take passengers up to the summit of the mountain.
Funding for the carriages has been provided by the Welsh government at a cost of £1.2m. The Snowdonia area is a popular tourist spot in Wales, attracting between 6 and 10 million visitors every year.
Although the railway is now closed for the winter, it will reopen in the spring with the new Derbyshire-built carriages.
If you are interested in going for a ride on the train once it re-opens, then all of the necessary details can be found here.