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Mount Snowdon Railway

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Mount Snowdon Railway
Snowdonia - Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales
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About the photo:

My son and I had just climbed up to the summit of Mount Snowdon from the Pen-y-Pass trail, when I saw the rail car chugging up to Summit Station. I just had time to set up my tripod and take this photo as the train pulled up to the summit. In the background is Llanberis far below.

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