Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 15 June 2012

Spectacular Footage of a snow plough Train

Geoff Mackley has a website that will show you some videos literally out of this world. You can see them at www.geoffmackley.com
Thank you Geoff for permission to load this onto my blog,
The following video, shot by him, was taken  when the snow plough train was clearing the railway lines from Christchurch to  Arthur’s Pass.  I wondered, how did the train stay  on the rails? When the plume of snow was so high how did the driver see ahead, and does this have to be done most winter seasons ? I have found I need to double click to open,and please ignore the ad at the bottom. Do other countries have these snow plough trains? I had no idea they were in NZ.
Snow Plough working near Arthur’s Pass in the South Island, New Zealand. Courtesy of Geoff Mackley

Photo courtesy of the internet.
snow  plough  This snowfall was quite heavy, and is at the start of our winter season. Happy days for the ski fields, which will be opening earlier than previous years.
Quotation of the day,  author unknown
“ The snow fell silently all night,and covered everything in glorious white”’
Cheers from Jean



Susan Heather said...

Just as well it was a train on tracks as I am sure he couldn't see where he was going. It looks wonderful from the warmth of my home. Thank you Jean

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hi Jean
Very interesting. Many years ago my brother was the station master/postmaster at Arthur's Pass. Back then I didn't really grasp what it is like there. Now I wish I had gone visiting!

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Laurie said...

Hi Jean I was also sent this clip of the train... amazing how they can drive regardless of vision... spectacular views.... hugs Laurie

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great video, we have like that too in the winter

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