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Clearing the Line to Aberdeen in a Snowstorm
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Clearing the Line to Aberdeen in a Snowstorm

Historic Photographs
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Clearing the Line to Aberdeen in a Snowstorm
Historic Photographs
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Clearing the Line to Aberdeen in a Snowstorm
A postcard image showing workers clearing railway tracks of snow. This scene is likely following the great snowstorm of 1908.

In the last week of December of that year, Aberdeen had such severe snowfall that it was cut off from the rest of the country by rail, and residents had shortages of bread and milk as carts were unable to make their usual deliveries.

Snow built up in the streets in banks of up to 6 feet in height. The council engaged over 600 men in the city-wide task of clearing the snow.
Aberdeenshire
Railways
P24_23
Aberdeen Local Studies
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