GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Mar. 7, 1955


Giant Snow Train. A six-unit "snow train," weighing between 125 and 130 tons and capable of carrying the same amount in freight, has been built by Le Tourneau Co. for the Alaska Freight Lines. The $290,000 giant is powered by two 400-h.p. diesel generators that provide power for all 24 of the freighter's 7-ft.-4-in. pneumatic-tired wheels. The monster has a range of 1,000 miles, requires neither rails nor road and can travel over almost any kind of terrain at a speed of 15 m.p.h. The engine cab contains insulated sleeping...

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