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Old 08-14-2019, 03:10:39 PM
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Well, up in the New Hampshire area, winter can get in the way. The Wakefield Historical Society has a nice plow that was pushed along the tracks to remove the snow. The plow itself is huge and I'm assuming threw the snow quite a way from the racks.


https://www.popularmechanics.com/tec...-through-snow/
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That is a wedge plow or a winged wedge plow.It is a early one with the wooden body/cab


www.historicwakefieldnh.com


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Snow plows and wrecking cranes are an interesting subject. Both are scarce as heck now.

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A couple more pics I took this morning.
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A little more information about the style of plow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedge_plow
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At the CSX freight yard today I saw two more plows.

https://www.csx.com/
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The yellow plow has recently been purchased by a train museum in upstate New York and will be restored.
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