The air temperature in Sherton Abbas has been plummeting over the last few days. A winter like this hasn't been seen since the mid 1890's when the Queen was still on the throne. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1894%E2%80%9395_in_the_United_Kingdom More snow has been forecast to fall this evening and reports are coming in of heavy drifting further North.
Despite this bone chilling weather, passengers are arriving at the station in the hope that trains are still running and the line hasn't been closed!
Sir Edward arrives at the station forecourt by carriage and is accompanied by his manservant Jenkins. As long as the train arrives, a luncheon engagement awaits at his club in St James's Street.
Head Porter Wilfred Edwards braves the elements, but wishes he was back inside and sat by the fire.
The waiting rooms in the station building are both full and some hardy souls have decided to await the train on the platform. Lets hope it arrives before frost bite sets in!
The train finally draws into Sherton Abbas platform, pulled by a Metro class locomotive numbered 1500
While the passengers were settling themselves into the carriages, the locomotive has run around, coupled back onto the train and is now ready to return up the line through the snow covered landscape.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all!