How Does New Jersey Clear Snow from Train Tracks? With a Jet Engine, of Course
Wait... why don't they also use jets to make their trains go faster?
Jan 3rd, 2014, 1:27 pm
There was a bit of weather overnight in the Northeast that resulted in some significant snowfall in a lot of places. One of those places was New Jersey, and the state’s Transit Authority tweeted two photos of how they’re handling the snow. They’re handling it with jet engines. Right on, New Jersey.
A jet engine rail snow blower removes snow from the tracks throughout the system #NJTWinter pic.twitter.com/y11tl4EqDL
— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) January 3, 2014
We’re not really sure if this is a common way for rail lines to clear snow, but it sure seems like an effective one.
Oh, jet engines. Is there no problem you can’t solve?
(via @NJTRANSIT on Twitter)
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