Bangor and Aroostook Railroad snow plow
Contributed by Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library
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Bangor and Aroostook Railroad snow plow built by the Russell Snow Plow Company of Ridgeway, Pennsylvania. This snow plow is located on a siding in Van Buren.
The snow plows had living quarters for the operator because they were sometimes gone "on the road" for days. In the rear of the car was a compartment for the operating pistons that powered the plow wings and the "flanger." The flanger feet cleared snow away from below the rail height to make clearance for the wheels.
- Title: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad snow plow
- Creator: Asam, Richard Henry
- Creation Date: 2003-11-30
- Subject Date: circa 1920
- Town: Van Buren
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Color digital photograph
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 15 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library
303 Main Street, Van Buren, ME 04785
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