On Wednesday 15th April the much anticipated Snowdon Mountain Goat period carriage arrived onsite. At 7:30am the engineering staff arrived onsite to ensure the delivery went smoothly and the meet the crane required to lift the carriage onto the track.
|The crane is patiently waiting for the carriage. \But where is it?|
As 8:00am arrived, to our shock, the carriage didn’t! As we wondered where it could be somebody jokingly said, “I bet it has got stuck in the road works just outside the village”. Either way the carriage finally arrived after 9:00am. Onlookers were amazed by the vivid carmine red livery and intricate detailing of the wood and metal work.
|Belatedly the carriage arrived|
|Lifting onto the track was completed in no time at all.|
Lifting the carriage onto the tracks was efficiently completed in less than one hour.
Over the next week to ten days our fitters onsite will be fitting the guard rail,calibrating the automated brakes, applying decals and then commissioning will begin for the carriage to be ready for the 1st May 2015.
|The carriage was ready to be shunted into the shed for finishing touches before commissioning.|