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150 years of railroad snow removal in the Sierra

(Source: Sierra Sun, May 9, 2019)

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sierra snows are a continuing challenge to railroad transportation through our high mountains. The first surveyors of the transcontinental railroad thought the snows could be handled with the equipment of the day. They planned to use “Bucker” snowplows almost 20-feet tall pushed by six to nine wood-burning locomotives.

Full story: Sierra Sun

Friday, May 10, 2019

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