Monday, December 27, 2010

Strasburg Railroad: Plowing the Line

I spotted this video on You Tube today.

Way back in August of 1990, I had the distinct honor of seeing and riding
the Strasburg Railroad firsthand.

This video, shows the rarely seen Wintertime snowplowing operations on the
Strasburg Railroad, during what is normally considered the "Off Season" for
this tourist railroad located in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Southeastern Pennsylvania, apparently gets more than it's share of heavy
snow accumulation on any given Winter. Restored 1906 built Norfolk & Western
4-8-0 steam locomotive # 475, is viewed pushing a wooden Russell wedge plow
through a desert wasteland of bitter cold and snow.

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