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.
About This Item
- 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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