Gallery: Winter 1947 Digging out the train

The snowfall that hit the country in early 1947 was some of the worst on record. These pictures show efforts being made to dig out the “Crab & Winkle” train which ran to Watton from Thetford and beyond. The train was the town’s and the RAF’s main line of communication for bringing in heavy goods.

Digging out the train near Watton Station 1947

Digging out the train near Watton Station 1947

Digging out the train near Watton Station 1947

Digging out the train near Watton Station 1947

Digging out the train near Watton Station 1947

Digging out the train near Watton Station 1947

Digging out the train near Watton Station 1947

Digging out the train near Watton Station 1947