An Illustrated History of the Snowdon Mountain Railway by Peter Johnson

By Peter Johnson

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is exclusive between Britain's railways, particularly actually a Swiss mountain rack-and-pinion railway translated to the grandeur of Snowdonia to ascend Wales' maximum top, Mount Snowdon. inbuilt 1895 through the Snowdon Mountain Tramroad & motels corporation, it is often most sensible remembered for the tragic coincidence that happened at the first day of public operation in 1896. It overcame that lousy occasion and has verified a well-earned position as the most well known vacationer railways in Wales. strange between Britain's passenger-carrying railways, the Snowdon Mountain Railway was once equipped with out Parliamentary authority on deepest land, a state of affairs that limits the volume of ancient info to be had in public data. study performed by means of railway historian Peter Johnson has exposed many new insights into the railway's attention-grabbing heritage. wonderful surroundings and a distinct railway mix to make this a desirable ebook that might entice railway enthusiasts.

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Size of the o r a n g e identification field is well obvious from the p h o to to the right. Below: Crew members are reheating their c a n n e d f o o d in the pressurized box. In its original version the box could a c c o m m o date 4 cans next to e a c h other, but with the second gun loader present, the fifth one fits in as well, though a bit d e f o r m e d , resting on the other four. This "cooker" can also be encountered on the other vehicles AS-90's Crew 43 Middle: Two pictures of the vehicles' commander.

Turret Interior Details 31 Turret Interior Details 33 The white-colored box at the bottom of the picture houses the computer controlling the turret mechanisms. Above it, there a r t the control panels of the filtering and ventilation system and communications. This p a g e gives the detail of the area to the left from the gun carriage, with the turret driving hydraulic and electrical systems. Left: Downward view of the turret interior with the gun loader's seat. Above and two pictures below: Positions of the first and second gun loader's in the left half of the turret's combat area.

Below: It is noteworthy here what deposits of mud were "produced" by the driver of another AS-90. Other pictures have captured the crew members enjoying their respite; below they are together with their weapons. AS-SO's Crew 45 DROP Foden Truck This a n d other pages depict the details of the DROP Foden 8x8 pallet loader, above is the same during the live gunfire practice at Glamoc. Below: A c a m p at Banja Luka. Foden D R O P Details 47 Foden D R O P Details This p a g e gives the unloading details of the American155mm a m -unition.

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