Watch video: Rotary snowplow clears 140-year-old railroad track

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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A rotary snowplow was used to clear tracks in Colorado.
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To help celebrate the 140th anniversary of when the Cumbres & Toltec railroad track opened in Colorado, a rotary snowplow was used for the first time in two decades.

The snowplow ripped through snow drifts on March 1 in an effort to reach the top of the 10,000-ft Cumbres Pass located on the Colorado/New Mexico border.

Watch CBS 4 Denver’s footage of the snow clearing.

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