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Snow Plough on a locomotive
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GB1796_RAILWAYSLIDES_02_451
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unidentified
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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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11635
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railways
trains
transport
snow
snowdrifts
Highland Railway
Snow Plough on a locomotive

This picture shows a snowplough on a locomotive.

All railway lines in the Highlands are vulnerable to severe winter conditions and this was especially so in the second half of the 19th century, when the lines were relatively new. Fences were put up but they were inadequate.

During the 1860s, snowploughs were designed and built at the Inverness works. They could shift drifts of up to 12 feet deep. Up to four engines would be coupled together and the plough would 'charge' at the snowdrift from about half a mile away. Hinged side flaps could be folded up when not in use.


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Snow Plough on a locomotive

railways; trains; transport; snow; snowdrifts; Highland Railway;

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Railway Lantern Slides

This picture shows a snowplough on a locomotive.<br /> <br /> All railway lines in the Highlands are vulnerable to severe winter conditions and this was especially so in the second half of the 19th century, when the lines were relatively new. Fences were put up but they were inadequate.<br /> <br /> During the 1860s, snowploughs were designed and built at the Inverness works. They could shift drifts of up to 12 feet deep. Up to four engines would be coupled together and the plough would 'charge' at the snowdrift from about half a mile away. Hinged side flaps could be folded up when not in use. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a>