[home] PLOWING HEAVY SNOW AT JOE'S RAILROAD
It started snowing late at night on Saturday, January 29, and continued into the morning.  In Bel Air we received about four inches of most, heavy snow.  Joe S. was determined to give his Aristo snowplow a trial run.
The snow was a bit chunky coming off the plow blade:
The little people dig out the station platform:
Turnouts needed to be dug out by hand after the plow passed through:
The first train traverses the newly cleared main line:
Elevated portions were easier to clear, since the snow fell off the sides of the tracks.  Then a massive "sky broom" was used to assist here, because the plow pushed snow onto the adjacent tracks.  Now we know why some prototype plows were designed to push snow off to one side!  Joe hopes the next snow is the fluffier kind that makes for more realistic plowing!