'Beddgelert, Snowdon Station, 1894.

Bedford, Francis

'Beddgelert, Snowdon Station, 1894.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


View of the Summit railway station on Mount Snowdon in Wales, with a train pulling into the platform and passengers waiting outside the refreshment room. The 'Snowdon Mountain Tramroad & Hotels Company' was formed in 1894 to provide a service to take people to the summit of Mount Snowdon, leaving from Llanberis station and travelling the five miles to the Summit station. The Welsh name for the village, Beddgelert, comes from Gelert, a sixth-century saint from the area. Photograph published by Francis Bedford & Co. Bedford (1816-1894) was a prolific and well-respected photographer, best known for his numerous topographic and architectural views of Britain. He was assisted by his son, William (1846-1893) whose work is almost indistinguishable from that of his father.

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