22424, Portlaoise, 01-03-2018
Snow on the underframe. The type of snow was similar to the infamous "wrong type of snow", used as a jibe against British Rail after the phrase was used to explain why new trains were failing in 1991. Unusually for the British Isles, it is dry and powdery, and therefore gets in every nook and cranny, whereas we normally get wet snow which clumps and stick. The difference is largely that this fall came from continental Europe, rather than the marine environment of the Atlantic.