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Soo Line rotary at work, Columbus, N.D.
Soo Line rotary at work, Columbus, N.D.
TitleSoo Line rotary at work, Columbus, N.D.
Date of Original1916-01-29
DescriptionA rotary snow plow from the Soo Line Railroad works to clear the tracks at Columbus, N.D. A large plume of snow is being thrown into the air. A Northland Elevator Co. grain elevator is visible to the side of the railroad tracks. Houses and other buildings are visible on the other side of the tracks.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectWork Life
Weather
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad snowplow locomotives
Railroad tracks
Snow
Winter
Grain elevators
Utility poles
Organization NameSoo Line Railroad Company
Northland Elevator Co. (Columbus, N.D.)
LocationColumbus (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00170-25
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Soo line rotary at work, Columbus, N. Dak. Jan. 29th 1916"--Handwritten on front of postcard.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryThe railroads had several special engines for special jobs. One of the engines had a rotary snow remover attached to the front of the engine. The rotary scooped snow from the tracks and blew it away from the rails. This Soo Line rotary snow blower is clearing snow from the line near Columbus in 1916.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMartin O. Helseth Photograph Collection 00170
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00170-25)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0017025
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