The article I just posted on snow storms in Boston crippling car traffic inspired me to delve into the world of trains and snow. While I’m sure that icy tracks and a heavy enough snowfall would bring train travel to its knees as well, travel along a fixed rail seems to be much more weather-resistant than transportation via cars or planes. These videos (below) offer a cool look at what a train can do in adverse weather conditions and how they keep their tracks clear.
I even found a painfully boring video of a computer train simulator using a rotary plow to remove snow and a video of a model train, which some guy apparently runs outdoors, shoving its way through the white n’ fluffy.
Photo via flickr by iwouldstay