Narrow Gauge snow plow, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by Monson Historical Society


One of the larger attachments to the narrow gauge engine was the snow plow. This piece of equipment became very necessary to the trains movement through snow storms.

A diary kept be Alvin Gray, a long time Monson resident, reported of two serious incidences during large snowstorms. On February 26, 1887- "6 degrees below zero. The train returning from the Junction last night was snowbound at Day's Crossing where it remained with passengers all night." March 16, 1918 - "6:00 P.M. train stalled in snow drift one mile from destination. The next morning the passengers walked to the Junction."

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  • Title: Narrow Gauge snow plow, Monson, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Monson, Piscataquis County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.7 cm x 10.9 cm
  • Local Code: MHS-111-029
  • Object Type: Image

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Monson Historical Society
PO Box 308, Monson, ME 04464
(207) 876-3073

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