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On a more prosaic scale the Irish Government chartered a train to transport milk powder from Cork to Dublin when Dublin was "cut off" from the rest of the country by a blizzard during the early 80s.

The main roads to the South and West were blocked by a blizzard and heavy snowfall in January 81 or 82 though CIE managed to keep the Cork line open.  There was almost panic buying of food in Dublin with supplies from the rest of the country cut off.

The milk powder appears to have been transported in two parcel vans rather than a Liner, things got back to normal within a week as  roads were cleared/snow melted.

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