The North Pole
This station is placed further up the mountain from Yr Wyddfa - when your Surveyor arrives at it, put a scoring marker onto an available space and you will gain 28 points at the end of the game. On top of that, however, your Surveyor may be moved to any available Action space and you may take that Action immediately. Furthermore, you then return your Surveyor to Llanberis, at which point you may then start to move him back up the mountain again in the usual way.
The background of this card is a detail from the painting "Caught in the Ice" by Thomas Binks, which shows the whaling ship "The Dauntless", which was trapped in ice and subsequently sunk off the coast of Greenland in 1829.
The Great Bridge Scrapyard
On taking a build action, the player may discard their train to place a score marker on a spare space of their choice on this card. Depending on the space taken, the marker counts either for 1 track when scoring the end of the game, or allows the player to immediately take two steel bars, or grants the player 8 points at the end of the game.
The background of this card is a detail from the painting "Disaster on the Railway Between Versailles and Bellevue, 8 May 1842" by A. Provost which, as its name suggests, shows the aftermath of the derailment of a train travelling to Paris, causing the deaths of around 200 of its 770 passengers, including that of the explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville and his wife Adèle.
The Great Bridge Scrapyard refers to the scrapyard operated by John Cashmore Limited in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, between 1872 and 1976, which became best known for ship breaking and scrapping redundant steam locomotives.