Snowdrift at Bleath Gill

A freight train travelling between Kirkby Stephen and Barnard Castle becomes snowbound in the Westmorland hills. The Motive Power, Operating and Engineering Departments go to work with the snowploughs to reach the trapped train. The team dig clear and thaw out moving parts, and finally two rescue engines help to clear the line.

There are occasional, fleeting glimpses of Nigel Carmichael who was an S&T man on the Stainmore route during the Fifties. You can read his story about life on Belah viaduct by clicking on this link. Look out for the chap in the beret.

British Transport Film (1955)
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