Bangor and Aroostook Railroad snow plow

Contributed by Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad snow plow

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Description

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.

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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
(207) 868-5076

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