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Railcare: Melting snow instead of clearing it

Railcare: Melting snow instead of clearing it

The largest snow-melting device ever manufactured has been operating in Sweden since autumn 2011. It is the SR 700 from Railcare. It is intended for use in strategically important stations and depots and can melt up to 1200 cubic metres of snow per hour. The idea for the machine was developed by Railcare jointly with Trafikverket, the state transport authority. The front of the machine carries large brushes, which clear the snow over a width of up to 5 m. The snow is then transported through a shaft to the melting unit. This is combined with a watercollecting tank with a capacity of 50 m3. The water can be discharged in locations predetermined for the purpose or allowed to run into the sewers. The machine requires only two people to operate it, one for controlling the snow brushes and the other for driving the locomotive needed to push it.

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