Mar 142013
 
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There’s too much seriousness around here.  Maybe before we get full-on spring weather, it is time for a little wintertime fun.  March is the snowiest month in South Dakota.   While this video is shot in Kansas, it is awesome to see what mother nature does to seemingly huge and invincible human made machines.
Here’s 9,000 original EMD horespower being brought to its knees by water molecules arranged in a certain way as to stop a plow train in its tracks.



Anybody want to take a shot at modeling this?

  One Response to “Real Railroad Snowplow Gets Stuck”

  1. I agree and cool! That scene does not quite seem to jive with “Southern Pacific”….. Norwegian State Railway (NSB) a few years back bought brand new snowplow equipment from Germany I believe. They ended up digging out the ~90 year old plow again – not enough umpf in the modern stuff for the heavy snow…. Amazing stopping power in snow.

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