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    Many folks here have an interest in trains. With the weather being what it is a snow plow is not unusual to see - but a snow plow on a train might be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QenN5DVuLtw

    The engineer is driving blind quite a bit of the time!

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    Nice shots. An engine crew however must know virtually every tie in their district. He can look sideways or back and know where he is. It's not like he might have to steer around something.

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    • #3
      thats way cool, who would not like to drive that machine?

      looks like fun to me.

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      • #4
        How about this one? A Galloping Goose.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RGS_Goose_2_1940.jpg
        Jim H.

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        • #5
          Man, I bet he walks with a swagger when he is done using that big plow. Talk about moving snow WOW
          It's only ink and paper

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tattoomike68
            thats way cool, who would not like to drive that machine?

            looks like fun to me.
            Right about now...this guy...or maybe this one.

            I spent the last fifteen years plowing highways in the winter and it's a white knuckle ride when you hit a wind blown snow drift...like running into a mountain of white dirt with your eyes closed. It will stop or throw a 70,000 lb truck around faster than you can blink!
            Amazing what it does to the locomotives. It looks like the car with the blade has concrete on it for weight to keep it on track. I know from past experience that the heavier the truck was loaded the better she would handle the snow...you never went out with an empty truck.
            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
            Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

            Location: British Columbia

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            • #7
              Have you ever seen one of those rotary snow plows in action clearing a rocky mountain pass? Impressive isn't the word

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              • #8
                Originally posted by laddy
                Have you ever seen one of those rotary snow plows in action clearing a rocky mountain pass? Impressive isn't the word

                Saw this one just south of Anchorage.....


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Earache
                  Saw this one just south of Anchorage.....


                  There's one almost identical to that in the railroad museum at Ely, Nevada.
                  I would love to see one in action, or movies of it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by IdahoJim
                    There's one almost identical to that in the railroad museum at Ely, Nevada.
                    I would love to see one in action, or movies of it.
                    Here ya go....

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjxWKmEDP9M&NR=1

                    Probably not what you expected, but I gotta give the guy credit for an awesome job!
                    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                    Location: British Columbia

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                    • #11
                      That is TOO cool! I wish it was longer, with closeups.
                      Thanks

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                      • #12
                        Here's a bit longer one:

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frBh5...eature=related
                        Steve
                        NRA Life Member

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                        • #13
                          http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=frBh5v...eature=related

                          Just what you need to clear the diveway
                          Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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                          • #14
                            I think I will lay some tracks in my driverway.
                            Paul A.
                            SE Texas

                            Make it fit.
                            You can't win and there is a penalty for trying!

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                            • #15
                              I need one this year. We have over two feet of snow, something we haven't seen in many years. I have always wanted to build a rotary plow for the Land Rover but we don't normally have enough snow to make it worthwhile.
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