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TITLE
A Highland Railway engine ploughing its way through snow
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_37_VII
PLACENAME
unidentified
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11172
KEYWORDS
snow blocks
snow drifts
highland railways
snow ploughs
snow fences
sleepers
snow blowers
snow
A Highland Railway engine ploughing its way through snow

A Highland Railway engine ploughing its way through snow. Snow blocks on the lines were quite a frequent occurrence during highland winters. In severe cases, 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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A Highland Railway engine ploughing its way through snow

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

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

A Highland Railway engine ploughing its way through snow. Snow blocks on the lines were quite a frequent occurrence during highland winters. In severe cases, 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 />