Ashlie: Hi. Can I have a return ticket, please?
Ticket Seller: Yes, of course you can.
Ashlie: Brilliant. How much is that?
Ticket Seller: Twenty-five pounds, please.
Ashlie: Great. Thank you. Twenty-five. And when is the next train?
Ticket Seller: Four o’clock.
Ashlie: Four p.m. Thank you very much.
Ticket Seller: Thank you.
Ashlie: This is the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Now, this train goes all the way from here, up to the top of the mountain. It’s a steam train so it is quite slow but I’m sure I’ll get to the top before Stephen. Now, I must take some photos.
Train Driver: Yeah – that looks good – nice one! OK then?
Ashlie: Thank you. That’s lovely. Are you the train driver?
Train Driver: Yes, I drive these locomotives and I’ve done so for about 29 years now.
Ashlie: So how long does it take to get to the top?
Train Driver: Just under an hour.
Ashlie: Under an hour? It must be pretty high then. How high is it?
Train Driver: It's about 1000 metres and it is the highest mountain in England and Wales. And it gets very cold there as well, so if I were you, I’d wear something a little warmer!
Ashlie: Don’t worry, I've got a big coat.
Train Man: That’s good.
Ashlie: Thank you.
Train Man: You’re welcome, bye.
Ashlie: What an amazing train!
Stephen: Ashlie! What are you doing here? How did you get here?
Ashlie: Oh, hiya Stephen. What an amazing place. You know, it’s a shame about the view though.
Stephen: What an amazing place? How did you get here?
Ashlie: Well, I got the train, of course. You know, it’s much easier than cycling.
Stephen: You got the train!? You mean to say while I’ve been riding up the mountain all afternoon, you….
Ashlie: Oh, and I also got a spa treatment. Look, aren’t they lovely?
Stephen: You’re unbelievable!
Ashlie: You look exhausted, Stephen. Come on, shall we go and get a coffee or a sandwich or something?
Stephen: A sandwich? You’re on the top of a mountain! It isn’t some kind of High Street, you know.
Ashlie: Follow me.
Stephen: Just what we needed; a café at the top of the mountain.
Ashlie: OK, what are you having, Stephen?
Stephen: Hmm. I’ll have a coffee and one of these, a cheese sandwich.
Ashlie: I think I’ll have the soup and I’ll have a hot chocolate.
Waiter: Hi there. Can I take your order, please?
Ashlie: Yes please, I’ll have a soup and a hot chocolate and he’ll have a cheese sandwich and a coffee, please.
Waiter: Can I get you anything else?
Stephen: Yes, I was just wondering – it must be fun working here on the mountain. But how do you get to work everyday – you don’t cycle, do you?
Waiter: No, we don’t. There’s an early train, a special train for all the staff who need to come up every morning.
Stephen: And what happens when the weather gets really bad? Do you ever get stuck up here?
Waiter: We do, we do get stuck sometimes. If the weather turns really bad, there’s accommodation for the staff to stay overnight.
Stephen: Sounds cosy!
Waiter: Very cosy indeed. I’ll just get your order for you now.
Ashlie: Great, thank you very much. See, you should have got the train.
Stephen: Right. Time to make a move. It should be easier going downhill.
Ashlie: It’s easy for me. I’m going to catch the last train home. In fact, I wonder what time the last train is…
Stephen: Ashlie, is it a small red and green train? Like that one?
Ashlie: Oh, no! Wait! Ah, Stephen I’ve missed the last train!
Stephen: Come on Ash, jump on. I'll give you a lift! You on?
Ashlie: Not too fast!