Peak Performer

The restored Loco No5 pushes visitors towards the peak of Snowdon.

Snowdon Mountain Railway in north Wales has marked its 2017 opening with the re-introduction of a steam engine that hasn’t run on its tracks for the best part of two decades.

First put into service in 1896, Loco No5 was mothballed in 2000, but the overhauled locomotive has now been fully restored. Initially, services will travel only as far as Clogwyn station, 779m above sea level with the full journey up to the top station and Hafod Eryri Summit Visitor Centre at 1085 metres recommencing in May.

This year also sees the addition of a weather feed direct from Snowdon’s peak on the railway’s new website, along with a webcam showing live views of
the summit. Special group rates can be arranged in advance. To visit the new website, log on to

For further information telephone 01286 873498