DAME SHIRLEY Bassey looks set to hit the high notes when she visits an iconic Welsh mountain railway this month.

Dame Shirley is visiting the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a carriage naming in her honour on Thursday, May 17. Her visit is set to be a highlight in the 122-year-old railway's history.

The railway is anticipating a record number of visitors this year, as its trains prepare to return to the summit for the start of a new season. The view from Wales’ highest peak is now one of the most photographed in the UK and amongst the most shared on social media platform Instagram. Daily passenger services to Snowdon’s summit are set to resume from Friday, May 4, weather permitting. Trains will travel to the peak, the summit’s visitor centre Hafod Eryri will also reopen. Steam and diesel services return to the summit just weeks before the visit of Dame Shirley, who is to visit Llanberis. She is the fourth person to be honoured by the railway and follows in the footsteps of fellow countrymen Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, Sir David Brailsford and Katherine Jenkins OBE.

Vince Hughes, the railway's commercial manager said: “We are looking forward to another successful season. Dame Shirley Bassey’s visit is sure to be the highlight."