This video, titled "A Powerful Snowplow on the Soya Main Line [DE15]" (豪快に排雪する宗谷本線ラッセル【DE15】), was released by "m6s24hst."

This video shows a wedge plow clearing snow on the Soya Main Line in January 2010.
It was snowing continuously and the whole area turned to white.
Watching the wedge plow blowing away the snow in such weather conditions is an exhilarating sight.

The trains have wedge plows attached to the front of them, and they cut through the snow like butter, blowing it to the sides of the track.

In Japanese, these are called "russels," which comes from the name of their developer, J.H. Russell.
These wedge plows are essential during winter in Japan.

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Feb. 7, 2021
Japan
有田 和義(Kazuyoshi Arita)
Braving the Snow With Gusto! A Wedge Plow Clearing Snow on the Soya Main Line
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