Although some trains are outfitted specifically for snow-removal performance in harsh and snowy environments, others in more civilized areas can achieve the same result simply by multiplying their mass by their speed... Every once in a while, this happens in VERY close proximity to humans!
In the footage below, Craig Oleszewski gets AMAZING footage of an Amtrak Train in Rhinecliff, NY as it barrels into deep snow at the station surprising commuters (to say the least):
For the record, this not 'how it's done' as a practice of snow removal on the rails... Many trains in areas where deep snows are expected actually have special service engines with massive plows and even huge turbine-like snow-blowers to make the rails safe for travel - Here is one train enthusiast's complication of major locomotive snow removal tools in action:
In the meantime, you'll assuredly see the Rhinecliff footage tonight on cable news and this writer bets there will be no shortage of lawsuits for those working stiffs on the platform!
"Bon Iver" (Good Winter)!
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