13500kms Of Canada(Day08)#255_Hillsborough, New Brunswick railway museum

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Comments (12)

Itallica on June 8, 2012

Double shifed snow shoveller - was it self propelled?

stacy metcalf on June 9, 2012

i do not believe so, Geezer. it would be too light. Hopefully someone with knowledge will enlighten us as to it's abilities and it's pros & cons.

anter7304 on June 14, 2012

Beautiful photo!I like it!

Adam Elmquist on June 21, 2012

Very interesting Stacy, thank you adding this photo to the group(s) I do not ever believe that I ever saw a double sided plow before, till now...

Peter_private_box on June 26, 2012

Hi Stacy, Like Adam said, I haven't seen a double ended snow plough before either!! Thank you for sharing!

While I can see that in Canada, with long stretches of single track, it would avoid the need to turn it, I suspect it's usefulness would be somewhat limited in all but the shallowest of snow. The normal way in England would be to have two single units, each half the size of this, with a number of locomotives sandwiched in between. Then there is a way for the assemblage to retreat back where it came from without getting stuck!

Best Wishes Peter

stacy metcalf on June 28, 2012

Thank~you ,Adam. i DO enjoy your group - North American Railroader :)

Best wishes, Peter. Thank~you for your insight - i agree completely. It appears that it doubled as the caboose too. That would have been an 'experience' in the (backwards) pushing snow direction. i patiently await the day when someone experienced with these unique units shall enlighten us. The only other one i have ever seen was an H.O. model ;).

Kicaj on December 21, 2012

Ciekawy pojazd LIKE

stacy metcalf on January 1, 2013

Thank~you for noticing & commenting, Kicaj.

Happy New Year. From B.C.Canada

H.Frisco Rose on May 19, 2013

What for a funny plow Stacy, I never saw this kind before.

Many greetings to you, Helge

stacy metcalf on June 21, 2013

Thanks, Helge. Yes, curious.

Friendly greetings in return :)

Deontjie on July 17, 2014

Is dit 'n trein, is dit 'n boot?

I like.

stacy metcalf on July 28, 2014

Deontjie :) This is a double~ended snowplough - to be pushed in front of the train engine.

Thank~you for your interest. Have a swell day.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 7, 2012
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    by stacy metcalf
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
    • Taken on 2010/07/18 12:53:51
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 6.57mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash