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Attempts to clear snow drifts will take place later this morning, as rail engineers battle to reopen part of the Far North Line.
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Drifting snow was continuing to cause major disruption to Highland railway lines on Tuesday - despite the arrival of milder air across the region.
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Hopes for a resumption of the regular freight traffic on the northernmost stretch of the rail network are being boosted with a trial run later this month. Very few commercial loads have been hauled either into or out of Caithness since a burst of activity in the 1990s when the freight arm of former freezer manufacturers Norfrost established a terminal at Georgemas Junction. Consignments of timber were also moved south by rail following the creation of a railside loading bay near Kinbrace in 2002.
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The Scottish Executive has awarded EWS with £1m for timber traffic. The grant will be broken up as follows;

- £158,000 to partly finance the re-development of the rail freight depot at Beattock for timber. EWS is seeking further funding.

- £766,000 for a track access grant for timber sent by rail from Fort William, Crianlarich and Arrochar to Chirk in North Wales.

- £143,000 for a track access grant for timber from Kinbrace in Sutherland to Inverness. The project is also supported by the Highland Council, the Forestry Commission, the Highland Rail Partnership and EWS.

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A new platform for loading timber at Kinbrace has been opened. For one week each month five trains will be dispatched to Inverness for the Nexfor at Dalcross.

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A passenger train became trapped in drifting snow at Kinbrace and passengers taken off hours later. A number of other trains also became stuck or were cancelled.

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