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TITLE
Snow blower near Forsinard
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_559
PLACENAME
Forsinard
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Farr
DATE OF IMAGE
23 April 1952
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
H C Casserley
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27277
KEYWORDS
Highland Railway
HR
railways
Snow blower near Forsinard

Snow blower just outside Forsinard.

Vallance in his book Highland Railway describes them as follows:

"North of Inverness, on the borders of Sutherland and Caithness, a special type of fencing, known as a 'blower', the invention of a Lancashire man named Howie, was tried with some success. Close­boarded fences, very similar to long wooden tables, were erected on both sides of the track, much closer to the rails than the ordinary snow fences. The inner edges of the blowers almost touched the ground, but the outer edges were raised some eight to ten feet. These artificial troughs deflected the wind currents away from the railway, causing the snow to be swept up and deposited on the far side, out of harm's way."

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Snow blower near Forsinard

SUTHERLAND: Farr

1950s

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Highland Railway Society

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Snow blower just outside Forsinard. <br /> <br /> Vallance in his book Highland Railway describes them as follows:<br /> <br /> "North of Inverness, on the borders of Sutherland and Caithness, a special type of fencing, known as a 'blower', the invention of a Lancashire man named Howie, was tried with some success. Close­boarded fences, very similar to long wooden tables, were erected on both sides of the track, much closer to the rails than the ordinary snow fences. The inner edges of the blowers almost touched the ground, but the outer edges were raised some eight to ten feet. These artificial troughs deflected the wind currents away from the railway, causing the snow to be swept up and deposited on the far side, out of harm's way."