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Snowplow on the Northern Pacific Railroad
Snowplow on the Northern Pacific Railroad
TitleSnowplow on the Northern Pacific Railroad
Date of Original1888
DescriptionA man stands next to a locomotive equipped with a snowplow. Patches of snow are visible on the ground. Wooden buildings are visible in the background.
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General SubjectTransportation
People
Weather
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad locomotives
Railroad snowplow locomotives
Wooden buildings
Railroad tracks
Stereographs
Organization NameNorthern Pacific Railroad Company
Decade1880-1889
Item NumberA0175
Format of OriginalStereographs
Transcription"#451 Snow plow NPRR"--Handwritten on front of stereograph.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryThis photo shows a large snowplow on a Northern Pacific locomotive in 1888. Later trains used rotary snow plows to blow the snow off the tracks. The dual picture is called a stereograph. People looked at these photos through a special instrument called a stereopticon.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A0175)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA0175
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