Young people don't know what real snow is like. It was much more impressive in the old days.
I once saw a wintry 1947 picture of the street lamp lighter in Consett bending down to turn on the gas light. The level of the snow was just below the first floor window sills.
Both the types of snow plough shown used to go out in pairs. It improved the chances of getting back home at the end of the shift. There is a short film in the BBC Archive showing a NER plough stuck in heavy snow being dug out which was also made in 1947. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nationonfilm/topics/railways/
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