Colas Rail Class 56s Nos. 56096 & 56078 pass Dove Holes as they work the 08:50 Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M. to Buxton snowplough train on 19th March 2018. Following another weekend cold snap, the so-called "Beast from the East 2.0", the route between Hazel Grove was closed by snowdrifts. Despite the 56s making it through to Buxton, Network Rail were not able to open the line immediately due to many large icicles which had formed in Eaves Tunnel, between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Dove Holes. At least a couple were dislodged by the locos as there is one visible behind the leading plough and another resting on the radiator grill of 56096!
Jonathan Stevenson       


Jonathan StevensonView All Images

Welcome to the new Railway Herald website. You have requested access to the part of the site that is only available to members.

Why not subscribe now for

£ 28 per year

Subscribe now and get access to our weekly digital magazine and online news content.

Or sign up for a FREE account, and share your railway imagery with thousands of enthusiasts across the globe.

Already Registered?

Enter your username and password below
to login to the website

Keep me logged in ? Forgotten your password?