Highland rail line snow-busters gear up winter storms [Highland News]





Date: 03/12/2011

SNOW-BUSTING rail teams have been given new kit to help fight the freeze at Highland railway stations. Staff at Inverness Rail Station were handed two all-wheel-drive Ford Transits, equipped with snow blowers, robust shovels, towable trailers and hand-held gritters. To aid staff working in difficult and remote areas, the vans also have mini-kitchens, which include a hot water supply, sink and microwave.


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