Russian snow train impressed Finns

Since February, the SM-7 Russian railway snowplow has been tested in northern Finland, where in winter there are almost 6 thousand km of railway tracks under snow marks, reports RIA News.

At the same time, the snow blower from Russian Railways has already caused delight among the Finns. The train was nicknamed "eating snow, which has no analogue." At present, only tractors and excavators are used in the country for these purposes.

The SM-7 is an improved version of the SM-2 (1965–2002 model year) and consists of a head vehicle, one or two intermediate open wagons, an end open wagon and a pushing locomotive. A special train clears the railway tracks by collecting snow with the head part, followed by distribution over gondola cars using a conveyor belt and unloading by means of a transverse exhaust conveyor to the side 5-10 meters from the track.

Transmash factory has been manufacturing SM-7 since 2004. Currently released 21 cars.

The agreement on the aforementioned tests was concluded between Russian Railways International and the Transport Infrastructure Agency of Finland. The purpose of the event is to verify the effectiveness of Russian heavy snow-removing equipment in operating conditions on Finnish railways. The decision on its acquisition by Finland will depend on how well our train successfully copes with the task.
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  1. Ivan Ivanov_18 Offline Ivan Ivanov_18
    Ivan Ivanov_18 (Troll trolls) 25 March 2020 12: 58
    What is a Russian railway snowplow? This Kremlin propaganda slipped them a hologram. Having shaken a date, having visited Russia, he opened his eyes to the world on the state of affairs in Russian Railways.

    Regardless of weather conditions, trains run all the time on a schedule. Blizzard will not cause a mess in Russia in railway traffic. There is a simple explanation for this. Maintaining the condition of railways is not automated, because the country has a lot of cheap labor. If necessary, the Russian railway company is ready to send men and women to clear paths with shovels even in the middle of the night.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 25 March 2020 13: 30
      Quote: Ivan Ivanov_18
      Regardless of weather conditions, trains run all the time on a schedule.

      Ivan Ivanov_18I’ll also note that while our country was rebuilding, trains continued to run on schedule. There were no failures.

      Thank you, employees of Russian Railways!