Among the JNR operated lines, a total of one third inevitably require snow removal work to keep them open to traffic in spite of snow falls in winter. JNR has more than a hundred diesel locomotives equiped with snow plows. These are either the Russell snow plow or the rotary type. For the rotary type, it is necessary to have a well trained, well qualified crew capable of judging the speed of the operation which is directly related to the depth of the snow on the track, and of directing diverse maneuvers for grade crossing and tunnel operations. To relieve the necessity for such a high degree of operational skill on the part of the crew by partially automating the control of these rotary snow plows, an experiment has been conducted in JNR and promising results were obtained. These are summarized in this article.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Nagase, K
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 18-19
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  • Accession Number: 00172937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japanese Railway Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM