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    ... meanwhile, down on the ground .......

    While Bomber_12th gives us great screenshots above Minnesota, down on the ground other things are happening that us men like : Planes, Trains, Automobiles ......



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    I'm always amazed at the variety of MOW equipment used on railroads. Thanks for sharing this video.

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    My father would have been interested in that rig. He was MOW help during the Depression on the CMStP&P - Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific - otherwise known as "The Milwaukee Road."

    During my own days w/Chessie System I can recall a J-33 or J-47 jet engine installed on a flatcar, and set in ground idle, that was used in winter to melt ice and snow binding up switch points around the Michigan Division.

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    I'm fascinated with just about anything that is mechanical. That's an incredibly wide right of way that they ballasted, I presume the width is necessitated by the need for snow plowing in the winter. Railroads around here (central Virginia) do not ballast to such widths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSI01 View Post
    During my own days w/Chessie System I can recall a J-33 or J-47 jet engine installed on a flatcar, and set in ground idle, that was used in winter to melt ice and snow binding up switch points around the Michigan Division.

    The more modern, slightly higher-tech version



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