Old photographs of the Highland Railway

Picture 2: This snowstorm on Dava Moor began 9th Feb 1963 and lasted 2 days. The line was blocked for 1¼ miles to a maximum depth of 30ft. A passenger train was buried. 4 ploughs were derailed while attempting to clear drifts. The frozen drifts were eventually dynamited. 49 men worked to clear the line and it was 21 days before trains were running again.

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