The UK has been hit by snow - and given how the British transport network copes with a slight dusting of The White Stuff, we think that the video above should be obligatory viewing for all Network Rail managers.

For it shows quite possibly the most bad-ass train you've ever seen. A train operated by CN (that's North America's Railroad, fact fans) which, as you can see, has absolutely no problem whatsoever when it comes to a snow-covered railway line.

Network Rail: we will never accept your excuses ever again.

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  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Tourists take pictures in front of the Robert The Bruce statue on Stirling Castle Esplanade on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Two men walk through Stirling Castle graveyard on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland.Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Snow settles on the Robert The Bruce statue on Stirling Castle Esplanade on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland.Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: A view of the Wallace Monument and Stirling Bridge on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Snow settles on gravestones in Stirling Castle graveyard on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland.Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: A man and woman walk their dog in Stirling Castle graveyard on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland.Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Snow settles on the Robert The Bruce statue on Stirling Castle Esplanade on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland.Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: A man walks his dog past Stirling Castle graveyard on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland.Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Two men walk through Stirling Castle graveyard on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Two men walk through Stirling Castle graveyard on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: A man walks his two dogs past Stirling Castle graveyard on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: A man walks his dog past Stirling Castle graveyard on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Tourists take pictures in front of the Robert The Bruce statue on Stirling Castle Esplanade on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Two tourists throw snowballs in front of the Robert The Bruce statue on Stirling Castle Esplanade on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

    STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: A view of the Wallace Monument and Stirling Bridge on December 3, 2012 in Stirling, Scotland. Snow and sleet has hit many parts of Scotland with heavier falls expected over higher grounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    A small snow plough clears paths in Tow Law in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    A small snow plough clears paths in Tow Law in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    Sheep out in a snow covered field in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    Horses out in a snow covered field in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    Snow covered fields in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    Snow covered fields in Consett, County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    Snow covered fields in Consett, County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    A small snow plough clears paths in Tow Law in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    A train at Durham station in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    Snow covered fields near Tow Law in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 3rd

    Snow covered fields near Tow Law in County Durham today after overnight snow.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    A red squirrel runs along a snow covered wall in Northumberland, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with more snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    A red squirrel runs along a snow covered wall in Northumberland, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with more snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    A red squirrel runs along a snow covered wall in Northumberland, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with more snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    A robin sits on a snow covered fence post in Northumberland, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with more snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    A man walks his dog on frozen flood water at York Knavesmire, North Yorkshire, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with more snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    A man walks his dog on frozen flood water at York Knavesmire, North Yorkshire, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with more snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    People walk on frozen flood water at York Racecourse, North Yorkshire, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with more snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    People walk on frozen flood water at York Racecourse, North Yorkshire, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with more snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    The Malvern Hills are seen at dawn across frozen farmland surrounding Gloucester, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    People walk their dogs at Crickley Hill Country Park as they look over frozen farmland surrounding Gloucester, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    People walk their dogs at Crickley Hill Country Park as they look over frozen farmland surrounding Gloucester, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 2nd

    The Malvern Hills are seen at dawn across frozen farmland surrounding Gloucester, as cold weather sweeps across the UK with snow expected this evening.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    A boy plays on a snow covered trampoline in the Scottish Borders, after snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    A vehicle drives along a snow covered road in the Scottish Borders, after snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    A walker in looks at ice at he stands in the snow at Kielder Water, Northumberland, after snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    A boy plays on a snow covered trampoline in the Scottish Borders, after snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    A dog walker on a snow covered road in the Scottish Borders, after snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    A man walks past snow covered logs at Kielder Water, Northumberland, after snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    Snow covers a bridleway on Carlton Bank in the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire, after Snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    Snow covered fields on Carlton Bank in the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire, after Snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    Walkers Norman Raine (left) and Bill Jones (right) on the snow covered bridleway on Carlton Bank in the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire, after Snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    Walkers on the snow covered bridleway on Carlton Bank in the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire, after Snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    Sheep in the snow on Carlton Bank in the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire, after Snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

  • Winter weather December 1st

    Walker Norman Raine on the snow covered bridleway on Carlton Bank in the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire, after Snow fell across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend.

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