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#1 GlenPettit OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 02:17 PM
















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Posted March 24, 2014 - 03:12 PM

Wish my MF 14 would plow like that . Noel



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 03:48 PM

I wonder if that "train" was designed for snow plowing only.

 

Old steam engines had fronts like this. I think it was mainly to clean debris and other objects (animals) of the tracks.

 

 

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 04:08 PM

as long as they stay on the rails they do not have to see where they are going



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 04:37 PM

That was impressive. It didn't look like some of the high speed plow trains I've seen before. They have a large plow mounted on the front and the snow flies in spectacular fashion.  



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Plow trains are specifically designed for their purpose. This would have had a plow on the front similar to a truck plow only bigger. The ones with the blower on are more impressive. the blower is as big as the front of the loco and throws an impressive plume of snow. The items on the front of the old steam locos were commonly called "cow catchers" and were mostly for debris and animals. I think the proper term may have been fender.

 

PS: Was that a wheel horse I saw being thrown out with the snow??



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 10:40 PM

great clip, I'm glad at no time my Ford LGT 165 came into view as I pushed the train, at 1: 58 I had to get on the binders pretty hard to get it to coast by the camera  :bigrofl:


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