VARIOUS STUFF - TRAINS AT BUXTON IN THE SNOW 1988 - 1990
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The late 1980s suffered some of the mildest and most snow free winters on record, but thankfully Buxton never escapes completely! 37682 & 37683 stand alongside the station on 23 January 1988.

 


The railways in the Buxton area are all around 1000 feet above sea level so are prone to deep snow and drifts. In winter the snow ploughs would be on standby as seen here with 31234 & 31259.

Also on 23 Jan 1988, 37259 and a class 108 DMU alongside the depot.

26 February 1989. 31255 & 31454 had obviously been out clearing the lines earlier in the week, passed here by a class 108 DMU arriving on a train from Manchester.

A rather clean 37687 at the fueling point, 26 Feb 1989.

A blizzard at Buxton, 8 December 1990. The 37 is 37681.

The snowploughs on standby in the care of 31548 & 31423 as the snow covers the tracks, 8 Dec 1990.

looking to the depot in whiteout conditions with 37682, 37684, 37688 and 47441 just visable through the driving snow

2 days later the snow had started to thaw. In dull misty wet weather on 10 December 1990 are 37683, 37681 and 37414.

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