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TITLE
Snow blocks on the railway line in 1895
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_039
PLACENAME
unidentified
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11078
KEYWORDS
snow blocks
snow drifts
highland railways
snow ploughs
snow fences
sleepers
snow blowers
snow
Snow blocks on the railway line in 1895

Snow blocks on a highland railway line in 1895. During severe winters, as many as three engines could be joined together, coupled with a snow plough, to clear the blocks. Lines had to be protected from snow drifts by building snow fences, quite often made from old sleepers. In later years,the snow fences were replaced by snow blowers, designed to use the wind to keep the lines clear


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Snow blocks on the railway line in 1895

1890s

snow blocks; snow drifts; highland railways; snow ploughs; snow fences; sleepers; snow blowers; snow

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

Snow blocks on a highland railway line in 1895. During severe winters, as many as three engines could be joined together, coupled with a snow plough, to clear the blocks. Lines had to be protected from snow drifts by building snow fences, quite often made from old sleepers. In later years,the snow fences were replaced by snow blowers, designed to use the wind to keep the lines clear <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.<br />