All Aboard Shirley!

Visitors to a Welsh beauty spot will soon be enjoying breathtaking scenery while riding on Dame Shirley Bassey after it was announced a train carriage is being named in her honour.

“I always look forward to going back to Wales and to be honoured by Snowdon Mountain Railway makes this visit extra special.” (DSB)

The narrow guage tourist railway travels almost 5 miles to the summit of picturesque Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.

A carriage naming ceremony is due to take place on Thursday 17th May 2018. Alan Kendall, General Manager of the railway said:

“We thought we’d save the best ‘til last by naming our final carriage in honour of Dame Shirley.

“For a global superstar like Dame Shirley to take time to visit our railway in North Wales is an absolute highlight of our 122-year history.

“It’s to recognise her glittering 65-year career as an ambassador not only for Wales but also the UK.

“With Dame Shirley’s busy schedule it’s been a long time in the planning and we’re delighted her visit has finally been confirmed.”