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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Two steps:

  • Weigh a lot
  • Go fast

 

 

 

Thought this was really cool...

post #2 of 20

I'm trying to figure out why that guy thought standing there was a good idea. He's lucky there weren't fist sized ice chunks or any other debris hidden in that snow bank. 

post #3 of 20

the real question is can you surf a train-wave?

post #4 of 20

That train needed some windshield wipers... and a snorkel

post #5 of 20
Maybe he wasn't standing there. Maybe the camera was on a tri-pod.
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by slider View Post

Maybe he wasn't standing there. Maybe the camera was on a tri-pod.


The tripod has a hand to wipe the lens?

post #7 of 20
Hand walked up after engine passed and cleared lens. Noticed how steady camera is.
post #8 of 20

I noticed this is a normal train.

 

 It doesn't have the full size snowblade of dedicated snow removers... it looks like it has basically the small standard skirt but it's pushing the snow with its regular front! 

 

that makes it even cooler i think!

post #9 of 20

Seriously cool, though a little disconcerting as all that Bakken crude blasts through the snow drifts!

post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by yann View Post
 

I noticed this is a normal train.

 

 It doesn't have the full size snowblade of dedicated snow removers... it looks like it has basically the small standard skirt but it's pushing the snow with its regular front! 

 

that makes it even cooler i think!

 

As you seem to know something about trains...  Is this "standard operating procedure" for trains and snow-covered tracks -- i.e., just "go for it"?  I guess when you have that much momentum it doesn't matter a whole lot what's in your way?

post #11 of 20
That train has a pronounced a frame and is in the back seat.
post #12 of 20

This train is an expert carver.  Even in the deep powder it leaves railroad tracks behind.

post #13 of 20

That is really awesome!

post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
 

 

As you seem to know something about trains...  Is this "standard operating procedure" for trains and snow-covered tracks -- i.e., just "go for it"?  I guess when you have that much momentum it doesn't matter a whole lot what's in your way?


i don't know much about train i just happened to have watched a bunch of impressive snow train videos last week... but on this one you can see the "stairs" and the "balcony" in front...

post #15 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
 

 

As you seem to know something about trains...  Is this "standard operating procedure" for trains and snow-covered tracks -- i.e., just "go for it"?  I guess when you have that much momentum it doesn't matter a whole lot what's in your way?


i don't know much about train i just happened to have watched a bunch of impressive snow train videos last week... but on this one you can see the "stairs" and the "balcony" in front...


Sweet spot would be the Balcony.

post #16 of 20

That was cool.Thumbs Up

post #17 of 20

Yeah, that was pretty cool but what's the over/under on how long before this one ends up on Thread Titles with Witty Answers?

 

=)

post #18 of 20
PIZZA!!! PIZZA!!!
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
 

Two steps:

  • Weigh a lot
  • Go fast

 

When I saw that intro, I thought maybe someone recorded my single face shot last night at Brighton and posted it to YouTube. But the train weighs a lot more (and might've been going faster) than me, so cheers :beercheer:

post #20 of 20

What everyone missed... I was strapped to the front of the train. Doing product testing for a new goggle lens. Just part of what I do to promote clearer vision.

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