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TITLE
Snowbound Train, 1895
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH300
PLACENAME
unidentified
DATE OF IMAGE
1895
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
4558
KEYWORDS
railways
locomotives
bad weather
adverse weather
severe weather
Snowbound Train, 1895

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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Snowbound Train, 1895

1890s

railways; locomotives; bad weather; adverse weather; severe weather

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

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. <br /> <br /> 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 may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a>