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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 snowplow clearing snow on the Soya Main Line in January 2010.
It was snowing continuously and the whole area turned to white. Watching the snowplow blowing away the snow in such weather conditions is an exhilarating site.

The trains have plows attached to the front of them, and they cut through the snow, blowing it to one or both sides of the track.

In Japanese, these are called "russels," which comes from the name of their developer, the name of their developer.
They're essential during winter in Japan.

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Feb. 7, 2021
有田 和義(Kazuyoshi Arita)
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