Why would they send in a rescue train from Carnforth to Buxton? Seems excessive mileage to me and also time consuming. Apparently the rescue vehicle couldnt pull the train out... so i think spades were used10:52 Piccadilly-Buxton ended up in a snow drift and had to be dug out. 37676 was sent from Carnforth to assist in clearing the line, which reopen about 16:15
I think it would've taken it more than just over an hour from Carnforth to Buxton! Bearing in mind it's over an hour on TPE from Carnforth to Manchester. Even without the stops you're looking at 1h30mins minimum.It was indeed the nearest plough equipped loco at the time with crew ready and available to go. It only took it just over an hour to get to Buxton as well which is bloody good going considering!