Mount Snowdon is the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland. According to the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, it's probably the busiest mountain in Britain. People seem determined to walk or climb to the top. In the late 19th century it was decided to build a railway to reach the summit.
The Snowdon Mountain Railway was completed in 1896 and operates in some of the worst weather conditions in the British Isles and doesn't operate at all from the end of October until March. It is the only rack and pinion railway in Britain and was the inspiration behind some of the stories by the Reverend Awdry, now best known for Thomas the Tank Engine.
The card has the title "Snowdon, train at danger point" which is a little disconcerting. I can find no mention of a danger point anywhere else but there is a story by the Reverend Awdry called Danger Points. The story can be seen on a YouTube video on narrated by Willie Rushton.
The message reads:
Dear GladAnd it's nicely stamped to prove they did get to the summit.
Have been up Snowden today, my word I have never felt so cold in all my life. Before we went up we got soaked through with rain, then we got frozen on the top of Snowden, & then Bob (a boyfriend) & myself got in the front of the train & the sun baked us.
This is a post for Sepia Saturday. There is very little link with the theme, but after such an exciting day I'm sure Margaret did sleep well.