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Offline Danlake  
#1 Posted : 07 June 2012 20:55:59(UTC)
Danlake

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The snow has arrived to south island of New Zealand...

See below link for some spectecular snow plowing by kiwi railThumpUp


Brgs - Lasse

Edited by moderator 08 June 2012 01:12:31(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline kariosls37  
#2 Posted : 07 June 2012 21:45:36(UTC)
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They don't mess around there on the Midland line...
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#3 Posted : 08 June 2012 01:19:33(UTC)
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Quite spectacular! ThumpUp


Here's a picture someone sent me of snow at the Addington Raceway in Christchurch!
Bigdaddynz attached the following image(s):
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Offline witzlerh  
#4 Posted : 08 June 2012 11:53:21(UTC)
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WOW!ThumpUp ThumpUp OhMyGod Love Love

We in Canada can have a lot of snow every year and have some pretty mean machines to deal with this.

However. This is got to be the BEST snow removal video I have ever seen to date. Capturing it in the sunshine with such beautiful surrounding is what makes it so impressive!!!!ThumpUp ThumpUp Cool
Harald
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Offline rmsailor  
#5 Posted : 08 June 2012 12:02:29(UTC)
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Interesting to see that they are only using the pilot of the front locomotive to clear the snow, rather than a proper plough. I would imagine they could hit problems if they hit a really deep patch. However it is a spectacular video.

Bob M.
Offline steventrain  
#6 Posted : 08 June 2012 12:38:21(UTC)
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Excellent video, Danlake.
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Offline kariosls37  
#7 Posted : 09 June 2012 05:11:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rmsailor Go to Quoted Post
Interesting to see that they are only using the pilot of the front locomotive to clear the snow, rather than a proper plough. I would imagine they could hit problems if they hit a really deep patch. However it is a spectacular video.

Bob M.


That's probably why they are using two of the most powerful locos available, running light engine. Plenty of horsepower to dig through any pile of snow they come across.
Offline intruder  
#8 Posted : 09 June 2012 14:12:13(UTC)
intruder

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Thanks for the very nice video, Lasse!

I am very happy that the snow will not come for many months.
Now the summer starts.
Best regards Svein, Norway
grumpy old sod
Offline Loadmaster  
#9 Posted : 09 June 2012 20:38:32(UTC)
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Let me ask a dumb question....

DOES SOUTHERN AUSTRAILIA GET SNOW ? ? ?

Rob
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Offline Token  
#10 Posted : 09 June 2012 22:59:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Loadmaster Go to Quoted Post

Let me ask a dumb question....

DOES SOUTHERN AUSTRAILIA GET SNOW ? ? ?

Rob


In Australia, the snow falls around the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales, Canberra and Victoria. Not a dumb question as the 'mountains' do not reach the height of some of our neighbours and Australia is better known for it's dry and flat terrain. In particular, the best known region is the 'Snowy Mountains' which was the subject of one Australia's most famous poems - 'The Man from Snowy River'by A. B. (Banjo) Paterson'.

Regards,

Token.
Offline DamonKelly  
#11 Posted : 10 June 2012 08:38:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Token Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Loadmaster Go to Quoted Post

Let me ask a dumb question....

DOES SOUTHERN AUSTRAILIA GET SNOW ? ? ?

Rob


In Australia, the snow falls around the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales, Canberra and Victoria. Not a dumb question as the 'mountains' do not reach the height of some of our neighbours and Australia is better known for it's dry and flat terrain. In particular, the best known region is the 'Snowy Mountains' which was the subject of one Australia's most famous poems - 'The Man from Snowy River'by A. B. (Banjo) Paterson'.

Regards,

Token.


Furthermore, there are a number of commercial ski-fields (more than a dozen?).
In a good season, there is lots of snow -- 1 to 2 metres usually, which is plenty for skiing.
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Cheers,
Damon
Offline old toot  
#12 Posted : 11 June 2012 08:17:57(UTC)
old toot

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Location: christchurch, canterbury
Hi all
Thats a great video and on utube you can also see
the dumpers clearing the main street of authurs Pass
yep it was a good 8 hour dump and we got a good dump
on the shop roof and the next day the sun came out and the
snow started sliding off the roof with nice curve pattern
from roof right above the back retail door of shop below
and at 3.30pm the whole side dropped leaving a gret pile
of snow
here's a picture

enjoy
Bryan old toot
were we pickit, packit and postit
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