Snowdon Mountain Railway hosts a weekend of celebrations to mark its 120th anniversary

Earlier in September Snowdon Mountain Railway hosted a weekend of celebrations to mark its 120th anniversary.

Existing for 120 years is something to celebrate for any business, but when you consider our business involves taking passengers by train to the top of the highest mountain in Wales, it does feel like a real achievement.

So we invited passengers, neighbouring businesses and people from the Llanberis area to come along and enjoy some traditional food, drink, fun and games in our station forecourt.

Snowdonia Distillery set up a gin bar, the Great Orme Brewery erected a beer tent, while Bodnant Welsh Food, Debbie's Cake'ole and Y Dyn Cig Hog Roast provided the sustenance.

We were also pleased to have on show a range of traditional steam tractor engines, an exhibition of local photography, plus Punch & Judy shows and face painting for the little ones.

The staff really got into the spirit of the event, dressing up in some eye-catching traditional Victorian clothing over the three-day event.

The weekend’s weather was rather a mixed bag, but we still managed to attract over 2,000 visitors plus broadcasts from local BBC TV and radio, along with national press interest.

Alan Kendall, Snowdon Mountain Railway’s general manager, said:

“For a railway that takes passengers to the top of Wales’ highest mountain to be in operation for 120 years is something to be genuinely proud of.

“Thanks to everyone who visited and helped to make our 120th anniversary celebrations a huge success.”

Here’s to the next 120 years…

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Visitor Information

We're currently closed and will be open again mid-March

Our trains will start running again mid-March 2017 (weather permitting). For the early part of the season, trains will run to Clogwyn (3/4 up the mountain). Travel to the summit will commence in May 2017 (weather permitting).

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