A stranger than usual departmental working turned up in Nairn last saturday (18th February) as the 6Z31 with two DRS Class 37s in charge (37 688 and 37 667).
It turned out to be Network Rail’s newest vehicle (YXA No. 99 70 9594 014-1) for tackling snow and ice; the vehicle was being sent to Inverness for the rest of the winter. Despite this investment by NR, temperatures in the Scottish Highlands persist on the mild side at around 10-12 degrees centigrade. No sign of snow at the present!