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In Britain, heavy snow and violent winds cause winter disruption in northern Wales.

"Sufferings in a Snow Storm on the Michigan Central," Harper's Weekly, January 1864, artist's impression, detail
01/07/1867 to 01/08/1867

In North Wales, heavy snow and significant drifting had closed much of the railway lines in the area.  After some clearing an attempt to force through the evening mail train from Holyhead to Bangor on the Chester and Holyhead Railway line that ran mostly along the coast.  Unfortunately, the attempt was struck with a massive gale that literally blew the mail car off the rails and derailed several of the passenger cars. No serious injuries were reported, however. (By John Osborne) 

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"Chronicle of Remarkable Occurences in 1867", The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 2-3.

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