Snow Giants – Call for the Snow Plow Trains

Speedy, fearless, but frightening, wandering careless through white flurry. It is almost intimidating to watch these amazingly weird trains, such monsters carving their roads in the snow banks...
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Conrail snow plow - Snow Plow Train @ Pittsfield, MA, United States One of the very cold days of 1996. A snow monster train is passing the former GE transformer plant in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Railroad: Boston & Albany. Snow Fighting Vehicle
Photographed by John Bazan, Via Photos @ Great Rails

Weird Snow Train
Copyright (c) 1998-2009 Robert S. Waller

WSOR 3802 - Ripon, Wisconsin, United States. If you watch it just for a second, it is similar to a boat on snow waves. Strange Snow Train
All Rights Reserved - Matt Lastovich
Snow Plow in United States
All Rights Reserved - Set and Centered

LIRR snowplow "Jaws III" at Ronkonkoma, New York. Incredible shark painted train reminding of Jaws movie. But where is the snow?!?! Jaws III Snow Giant Train Jaws III Shark Painted Snow Trains
All Rights Reserved - Terry Guy

A Russell snow plow - Roaring down the track while moving away the fallen snow... Rather scary to watch the black machinery making mountains of snow. Snow Plow Train Snow Plow Train in England
Wonderful photos of Sharon from A New England Life

Snow Plow Train, Soya Line, Hokkaido, Japan. One of the "mean machine" giants in action: Japan Snow Train
Old fashioned snow trains As they used to be in the past. Ancient wooden snow plow, on a small railway in Ontario, Canada - 1927. Old pictures look lovely, right? Ancient wooden snow plow train and spare coach
All Rights Reserved - J.Norman Lowe, Via Train Web
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More wonderful old trains on Railroad America

Georgetown Loop Railroad Snow Train. An old fashion train, still functioning as an amazing tourist attraction. Opened in 1884 and restored 100 years later the railway was closely connected with the discovery of gold in Georgetown. You can read more about the railway and the area here. Steam locomotives, great landscapes... What a ride back to history! Georgetown Loop Railroad Snow Train
Recycling military aircraft to blow snow away - MiG mounted on a train In the mid-20th century, obsolete MiGs mounted on a train used to clear snow off of train tracks. After they got old and not useful anymore for their primary goal, jet engines went to work without rear fuselage and wings as snow blowers. Often met in Russia, Poland and Germany. Snow Fighting Vehicles
Picture taken from the brochure "MiG-15 in action, Via - Kartonwork Poland
American Armored Snow Train . Sometimes there is no need for plows... American Armored Snow Train
Via - Aerei Militari

Snow Giant Train Rotary Snow Trains In 1886, closely to the opening of the Georgetown Railway mentioned above, a new kind of snow plows appeared. With much more complicated devices "on board" than the one from Georgetown equipped only with a simple piece of metal pushing the snow away. Rotary snow trains became pretty fast the ideal snow removers by deeply cutting the snow from the tracks and throwing it aside. Alaska Rotary Train Snow Breaking
Alaska Rotary Train Snow
Rotary Snow Train
Copyright Jim Cunningham, Via North East Rails
Winter Train Rotary Snow Blower
Winter Train Rotary Snow Blower, February 1985, Philip R. Hastings
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Other interesting snow blowers Snow blower at Stirling 02
By Mike Hutton, Stirling, U.K.
Snow blower at Stirling 01 Train snow blower
By Malin and Espen, Finse, Norway

Battling blizzard with enormous snow blower train "A six-foot cylindrical brush attached to the front sweeps snow into an even wider metal tube. Snow is then blasted away -- far away -- from the rails from the mouth of a chute about eight feet in the air." Read more... Snow Train NYC Fight Blizzard With Gigantic Snow Blower Train
Via - NY Daily News and NYCT Subway Scoop
I miss the snow...

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