Friday, 26 January 2018

Winter time

It is January and the forecast is for snow. We really don't have snow anymore, not like they used to! Many of us remember 1978 on the WSR when our trains were the only link between Minehead and the outside world.
This video shows what things used to be like. These are real snow drifts and men who with just the aid of shovels and 'good solid back breaking digging' cleared the line. Although they have a snowplough (and very dramatic it is too) it can't be used until the snow has been broken up into chunks.

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