Misterton & Hewish Gates Winter Special

The winter of 1962-63 brought everything to a standstill west of Okehampton. Buckhorn Weston tunnel between Templecombe and Gillingham was blocked by snow on 27th December. On the afternoon of 3rd January 1963 the up 'ACE' was caught in a blizzard reaching London 3.5 hrs late.

Click the Met Office image for the
1962/63 weather report.

Met Office

Snow at Misterton Station

snow at misterton station

An icy Clark's Lane.

snow and ice in clark's lane

Deep, crisp and even.

snow at crewkerne tunnel

Snow Storm at Hewish Gates

snow storm at hewish gates

G6 exits Hewish Siding.

G6 shunting at Hewish Siding whilst Santa passes overhead