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Published on : Monday, July 10, 2017
Snowdon Mountain Railway’s one of the most cherished and vintage railway locomotive ‘Moel Siabod’ (Loco #5), a coal-fired engine, is back in service for the first time in 17 years. Moel Siabod was withdrawn from service in the year 2015 for the extensive maintenance and refurbishments. Loco #5 re-entered in service in July 2017.
This mountain railway offers the passengers the luxury day’s out in a vintage locomotive. It is a journey to the rooftop of the Wales, located at about 1085 meters. The steam engine Loco #5, the premier locomotive engine was refurbished with a cost about £60,000.
This locomotive engine was functional from the year 1896 and experiencing the awesome travelling journey to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales and England. It was manufactured by the Swiss Locomotive & Manufacturing Co of Winterthur and that time these steam engines originally cost around £1,500.
Alan Kendall, General Manager of Snowdon Mountain Railway commented that he was extremely happy that Loco #5 is back in service and taking passengers up Snowdon once again. The engineers assured him the best presented locomotive in Snowdon Mountain Railway. This railway locomotive will be the benchmark for all future locomotives, which need to refit.
Loco #5 of the Snowdon Mountain Railway is one of the coal-fired steam engines and it is in the list of four railway locomotives, alongside four diesel locomotives. Carrie Probin, the Marketing Executive at Snowdon Mountain Railway said that the Loco #5 is the national pride of the Wales Mountains. It is also the matter of pride to the engineers of Snowdon Mountain Railway that Loco#5 is back in full fledged service for the tourists who are visiting the Wales.