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Not Even 40 Inches of Snow Can Stop this GE Locomotive

A series of epic winter storms buried the New Brunswick town of Salisbury under 40 inches of snow in January, including the railroad. But all that snow wasn’t enough to stop a Canadian National Railway freight train pulled by a GE diesel-electric Evolution Series ES44DC locomotive, which sliced straight through it in a spectacular manner. 


The feat was caught on camera by the Canadian trainspotter Darren Gordon, and his video has since gone viral, gathering more than 7 million views.

The 4,400-horsepower locomotive was one of 125 GE has supplied to the railroad operator since 2005. This particular one was manufactured in 2008.


GIFs created from a Darren Gordon video. Courtesy of Darren Gordon/

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