Light snow turned to heavy snow mid morning on the 18th and by early afternoon Plymouth was covered in a fair few inches of snow with trains heavily delayed. Buses were suspended at midday as traffic ground to a halt so I had a 5 mile walk home. Luckily the snow remained for the following day with the temperature remaining cold providing another day of rare wintry photo opportunities in slightly better light and less challenging conditions.
(1) Very much a snowfall to remember. Not often Plymouth receives a dumping but this was one such occasion.
(2) Eastfield based 47470 University Of Edinburgh probably feels at home in a snowstorm but this was Plymouth not Aviemore. With the chaos caused by the weather the 47 had arrived from Laira to remove coaching stock on the 18th.
(3) 50006 Neptune arrives light engine from Laira to take over the 09.40 Paddington - Penzance on the 18th.
(4) 50015 Valiant arrives at platform 7 with the 07.30 Penzance - Glasgow Central and Aberdeen. This was now the 19th with snow covering platform 6 and surprisingly not cleared.
(5) With the snow still lying from the previous morning's snowfall, 47607 stands at platform 7 with 5V90 Taunton - Penzance ECS.
Regards, Clive Smith. Many thanks Clive.
We're not hoping for more, are we?