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Then and Now: Snow plows

Snow plows ca. 1925Snow Plows at RFK Stadium

Left: Ford Motor Company snow plow equipment ca. 1925 in front of the District Building. Photo from the Library of Congress. Right: DDOT snow plows in front of RFK stadium, November 5, 2010. Photo from the DDOTDC Flickr pool.

The image below, also from the DDOTDC flickr pool, shows a Caterpillar Loader used in snow removal efforts from February 9, 2010:

Snow Removal
Kent Boese posts items of historic interest primarily within the District. He's worked in libraries since 1994, both federal and law, and currently works on K Street. He lives in the Park View neighborhood, and is the force behind the blog Washington Kaleidoscope

Comments

Looks like Penn Ave in front of Wilson Bldg used to be higher; the current entrance has an additional batch of stairs.

by Fritz on Dec 27, 2010 3:02 pm • linkreport

How many MPGs does a Caterpillar Loader get? Probably low enough to melt all the snow just by having it idle.

by JJJJJ on Dec 27, 2010 10:26 pm • linkreport

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