Snow causes cancellations!

Submitted by andrew.sdr on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 01:29
Jacky and John struggle through snow in Swallowdale 8 Feb 2021
Jacky and John struggle through snow in Swallowdale 8 Feb 2021

On the afternoon of 8th February 2021 modest snow appeared to be no barrier to operating the Monday train services (freight and passenger).

However the previous night's snowfall had settled on already frozen, rails and this made running impossible. Boiling water was successfully used to unfreeze the points, but there was still a lot of ice on the rail-tops all along the line.

So the service had to be abandoned!

Snow in Swallowdale 8 Feb 2021
Snow in Swallowdale 8 Feb 2021