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Old Jun 17, 2004, 8:24 PM   #1
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This in not a great photo but I though it might be of interest to those of you who had not seen a snowblower on this scale before. We don't have much use for such things here in Virginia but I imagine it comes in handy in winter up in Skagway, Alaska where this snap shot was taken last July. I had the snowblower and spouse centered in the shot but my eyes and camera drifted left for some reason. I don't know why.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 8:27 PM   #2
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You're being Puckish again.:-)

And that's got to be the biggest darned snowblower in all the world!
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 8:32 PM   #3
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Puck,

During winter it's known as snow drift but in your case I think it's a case of snowbunny drift.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 10:15 PM   #4
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I was thinking that rotary snowplow looked familiar. I was there about three years ago and shot several pictures of it. Did you ride the train up the mountain? I believe it is the Yukon & White Pass.
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 12:00 AM   #5
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Puck M wrote:
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I had the snowblower and spouse centered in the shot but my eyes and camera drifted left for some reason. I don't know why.

Hummm... I know why. Is you wife talking to you now? :-)
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 3:40 AM   #6
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Nice one Puck. I think if we got enough snow to warrant using one of those our world would stop in the UK. If we get an inch of snow it's chaos. :-)
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 6:21 AM   #7
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I'm amazed at how much that resembles (the images in my head at least) the machines which created the tunnel between England and France. Incidentally, there is only one of those still around on the side of a motorway somewhere, the rest are under the sea. They're a little bit bigger to.

Good entry, although I would have expected my visible circles on such a contraption, and also could have been posted for the red challenge.
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Interesting photo, Puck M

When I look at it closely, it is evident that this snowblower actually inhales the snow then blows it out the top.

With your better half in photo, it really says a lot about the size of the whole thing.

That snowblower ismassive!


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Old Jun 18, 2004, 12:35 PM   #9
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There is another one of those monsters on display at the Snoqualmie Railroad Museum in Snoqualmie, WA. I think they still use one of those to clear snow on Donner Pass in California in the winter.
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Old Jun 20, 2004, 11:30 AM   #10
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I almost posted a similar picture of another rotary plowat the Illinois Railway Museum. I've seen film of them in action and it looks like they can throw snow nearly50 yards or more. Some towns in Illinois have similar machines for extreme snow on the roads and I'm talking suburban Chicago. Snow eating monsters they are.....
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