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TITLE
Steam engine with snow plough
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_040
PLACENAME
unidentified
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11079
KEYWORDS
snow blocks
snow drifts
highland railways
snow ploughs
snow fences
sleepers
snow blowers
snow
Steam engine with snow plough

A steam engine with snow plough. During severe winters, as many as three engines could be joined together, coupled with a choice of three different sizes of 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. Snow blocks on the line have decreased since the 1900s due to a combination of experience in dealing with severe conditions and milder highland winters


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Steam engine with snow plough

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

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

A steam engine with snow plough. During severe winters, as many as three engines could be joined together, coupled with a choice of three different sizes of 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. Snow blocks on the line have decreased since the 1900s due to a combination of experience in dealing with severe conditions and milder highland winters <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 />