Once Storm Caroline had subsided a single Locomotive ("Light Engine") was utilised for a Line Proving run between Aviemore and Broomhill late on Friday, with Georgie applying a special de-icing lube to the slide chairs on the switches that were essential to the running of the Weekend Santa services.
Mike Tough arrived Saturday morning to find 6 inches of fresh and still falling snow. He started clearing it from the platform at Boat of Garten Station and was glad to be joined by Dave Inglis above
and then fortunately a North York Moors Railway squad arrived, led by Davie MacNicol, his Son and friend all working hard above.
Meanwhile some 4 &1/4 miles away at Broomhill Station, looks like Colin Stirling had an easier time of it, with less of the white stuff to contend with but with Graham Sutherland "assisting" who knows......
Just one part of the usually unseen effort required to run Winter Steam services.
Thanks to Mike for Info and Boat of Garten photos, Graham for Broomhill one.