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Buses stand immobilised by the winter weather at the Slatyford depot, Newcastle
Buses stand immobilised by the winter weather at the Slatyford depot, Newcastle.
Some had to taken off the road because their heaters could not keep them free from ice.
Others never left the depots when radiators and fuel lines froze overnight. 13th January 1977
Media ID 21616237
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This print from Memory Lane Prints takes us back to the harsh winter of 1977 in Newcastle. The image showcases a scene at the Slatyford depot, where buses are rendered immobile due to the relentless winter weather. The icy conditions have forced some buses off the road as their heaters fail to keep them free from ice, while others remain stranded within the depots themselves. The photograph captures not only the disruption caused by this severe snowstorm but also highlights the challenges faced by public transport during such extreme weather events. It serves as a reminder of how even essential services like buses can be brought to a standstill when confronted with nature's fury. Transportation systems play a vital role in connecting communities and ensuring smooth daily operations. However, this snapshot reminds us that Mother Nature has her own plans, often causing unexpected disruptions and inconveniences for both commuters and service providers alike. As we gaze upon this frozen moment in time, it is impossible not to appreciate the resilience of those who worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to restore normalcy amidst these wintry conditions. This photograph encapsulates an era marked by its unique challenges and serves as a testament to human perseverance in overcoming adversity – even when faced with freezing temperatures and immobilized buses.
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