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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow

 
 
Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow Marker
The marker features a drawing of a rotary snow plow displayed at the Columbian Exposition in 1893.
Inscription. This rotary snow plow (built in 1898) worked the Long Island Railroad for sixty-nine years, until its retirement in 1967.

The Long Island #193 was a Canadian-invented plow designed to reduce the cost of snow removal. Much like a modern snowblower, it used rotary blades to disperse snow. This model was most commonly used on routes through the Great Plains and western mountain ranges, where deep snow drifts were common. The Long Island Railroad was one of only seven railroads east of the Mississippi to purchase a rotary snow plow.
 
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 24.462′ N, 75° 40.252′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker can be reached from Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on an overlook of the rail yard on the roundhouse at Steamtown National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. DL&W Coal Hoppers (here, next to this marker); Claremont & Concord Snow Plow #60 (here, next to this marker); New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 (within
Markers on the Overlook of the Rail Yard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers on the Overlook of the Rail Yard
shouting distance of this marker); E.J. Lavino & Company #3 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Turntable (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Section (within shouting distance of this marker); Tank Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .  Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow. (PDF) Additional details from the Park Service site. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow in the Rail Yard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow in the Rail Yard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,029 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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