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Posted: 2/8/2010 6:42:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/8/2010 6:46:22 PM EST by marksman121]
Hearing the reports on the news about DC's snow storm made me think about the crap the Trans-Labrador Highway up in Canada gets.








That shit would lower the population around here pretty fast. Donner Parties left and right.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:45:24 PM EST
Your title did not say what I thought it said.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:47:48 PM EST
wow, the wide track trackhoe must have really low ground pressure. impressive
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:48:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By mattf:
Your title did not say what I thought it said.


I too was expecting something different
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:48:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:50:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Spookfish:
Originally Posted By mattf:
Your title did not say what I thought it said.


I too was expecting something different

and here i thought i was the only one whos been surfing porn for too long.

Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:52:08 PM EST
Holy shit, that is like something out of a movie.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:52:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
wow, the wide track trackhoe must have really low ground pressure. impressive


I'd say that stuff is pretty packed/solid/froze. They are counting on those walls to hold that close to the road.

Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:53:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
wow, the wide track trackhoe must have really low ground pressure. impressive


wind packed snow, nearly as good as concrete, nearly
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:55:20 PM EST
Makes me happy I'm in Florida.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:55:25 PM EST
How do they know where the road is?


-Foxxz
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:57:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Foxxz:
How do they know where the road is?


-Foxxz


Was wondering that too.

GPS? Shoot an azimuth and go?
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 6:57:46 PM EST

Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:01:04 PM EST
Those tall stick looking things in pic #1 and 2. That's how they know where the road is.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:04:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By kayamana:
Those tall stick looking things in pic #1 and 2. That's how they know where the road is.


Looked like those were mounted on the plow.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:08:44 PM EST
That is a lot of global warming.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:09:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By Foxxz:
How do they know where the road is?


-Foxxz


Could be a form of "plow by braile" like the guys up on Government Camp do here in Oregon. They run their plow blade against the guard rail and let it guide them in area's they can't see. I didn't see a rail in those pics, but there could be some curb or the driver might have a feel for the shoulder. You would be suprised how you learn to feel things through your plow blade or other equipment.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:10:48 PM EST
Someone tell Al Gore he's full of shit.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:13:37 PM EST
And people around here freak out when we might get 1-2 inches of snow.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:14:06 PM EST
BC culd use some of that snow. They are trucking in snow for the olympics.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:15:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/8/2010 8:37:23 PM EST by Mateba]
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Hearing the reports on the news about DC's snow storm made me think about the crap the Trans-Labrador Highway up in Canada gets.

http://www.stormpost.com/photos/speci15_1.jpg
http://www.stormpost.com/photos/speci15_2.jpg
http://www.stormpost.com/photos/speci15_3.jpg
http://www.stormpost.com/photos/speci15_4.jpg
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/SdvM61qoOOI/AAAAAAAA-Fs/DfJEWgeID4M/s640/dcfv%20svsdsd.jpg
http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~dbehm/Images/JeepInSnow.jpg

That shit would lower the population around here pretty fast. Donner Parties left and right.


It sure looks nice and sunny though
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:16:25 PM EST
I've seen snow like that here in CO... pretty cool!


thank God for Global Warming... thing how deep it WOULD have been!
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 7:17:31 PM EST
Nice!

Those pics are impressive. I'd love be running that cat.

Link Posted: 2/8/2010 8:18:06 PM EST
Damn that would be fun on the snogo.

Be time to go after some wolves.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 8:21:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By marksman121:
Originally Posted By Foxxz:
How do they know where the road is?


-Foxxz


Was wondering that too.

GPS? Shoot an azimuth and go?

I saw a show a while back (not ice road truckers) with plow drivers trying to clear alaskan roads. said they have some pretty accurate GPSs and go slow.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 8:24:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 8:27:08 PM EST
That would be a bitch to unexpectedly cross that road on a snowmobile
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 8:35:57 PM EST
Ugh, can't find the picture online.

Book named Alaska's Wolf Man, has a picture from 1917, of a crew of men clearing a 25 foot snowdrift, with shovels. They also have wood planks laid over a stream that they are working over. That is impressive.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 10:08:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 10:13:30 PM EST
some people have all the luck

Thats friggen AWESOME!
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 10:17:33 PM EST
i'll try to get some pics of the plowing on the Going to the Sun road this spring/summer. it's a lot like that.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 10:27:22 PM EST
Is that guy's name Moses?
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 10:28:26 PM EST
Makes the snow here look like nothing.
Link Posted: 2/8/2010 10:41:25 PM EST
This is a mile or two down the road from where I used to live...



And an avalanche path that was a little deeper than some of the other areas...

Link Posted: 2/9/2010 1:25:31 AM EST
Here are some BNSF rail snow plow shots from back in January









"These photos were taken on the Bellwood Subdivision, between Seward and David City, Nebraska on the BNSF. Seward is about 25 miles west of Lincoln, on the Ravenna Sub. A few blizzards and sub zero temperatures coupled with moderate winds made for a beautiful, but flash frozen environment. A train was snowed in at David City and a rotary snow plow was sent to clear the track of drifts that varied from 6ft or less up to 12ft in spots! The photos were taken on Jan. 8th through Jan. 10th.

Link Posted: 2/9/2010 1:29:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 1:55:44 AM EST
I'm confident that I'm not the only one that read "blow job" accidentally.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 2:00:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagazineFed:
I'm confident that I'm not the only one that read "blow job" accidentally.

No, you aren't the only one.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 2:00:37 AM EST
After today and tomorrow we will only need 400 inches more to have those conditions in NJ.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 2:37:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
wow, the wide track trackhoe must have really low ground pressure. impressive


if I ever learn this much about snow plowing, I'm fuckin moving!

Link Posted: 2/9/2010 2:44:22 AM EST
I once saw similar stuff when I crossed the Beartooth pass (Montana) in June. I wondered "How the hell do they do that?"
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 2:50:15 AM EST
There are some even crazier pics of snow removal on roads in the Himalayas somewhere.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 2:51:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
How do they know where the road is?


-Foxxz

"Heres a shovel Bob. Start digging and let us know when you found the road."
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 3:01:01 PM EST
When I lived in Northern Japan
(I'm 6'3")

Link Posted: 2/9/2010 3:24:58 PM EST
It used to be like that every winter in Southern Idaho, but I haven't seen drifts like that up there for 15-20 years now.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 3:29:30 PM EST
I assume that the snow is so compacted and frozen together that there is no danger of a mini avalance or collapse engulfing a car? Reminds me of being in a trench excavation with no shoring or trenchbox.....scary.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 3:33:48 PM EST
Geez.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 3:39:24 PM EST
Holy fuck.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 3:40:13 PM EST
look like some deep drifts- look farther out in the pics...
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 3:42:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Desert_AIP:
When I lived in Northern Japan
(I'm 6'3")

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/Desert_AIP/Snow_Corridor_33.jpg

Damn that road is narrow. Do they drive little go-karts over there?
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 3:44:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bunn19:
I assume that the snow is so compacted and frozen together that there is no danger of a mini avalance or collapse engulfing a car? Reminds me of being in a trench excavation with no shoring or trenchbox.....scary.


PUSSY, I have never been in a ditch WITH a trench box,

And Ive been in some deep trenches before, but there are only a few people out there that I will get in their ditches with no box.
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