Railroads of Montana
Soo Line in Montana - 1916 Dooley Snowplow
PHOTO DISCLAIMER: The photos on this page are from my collection. I have been
researching and collecting railroad photographs and memorabilia for over
forty years, I have gathered materials from many different sources -
original owners, photographers, online groups and connections, "swap
meets" or from those who wish to remain anonymous. Unfortunately, many
images have been passed around from collector to collector and the
original photographer's identity may have become lost.
1916, a massive blizzard attacked the Northern Plains of North Dakota and
brief history of the rotary snowplow. The first successful rotary plow was
designed by a Canadian inventor named Orange Jull. He had it built
by the Leslie Brothers, owners of a machine shop, and tested it in the
winter of 1883-84. The Leslies' soon purchased the manufacturing
rights to the plow and went into business building "Leslie type" rotaries.
This is the type of plow most people think of when you say "rotary." It
has one large circular plow blade rotating on a shaft
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