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Snow plough JŽ 990074
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The snow-ploughs were in use until the end of the era of steam locomotives. These special 6-wheel vehicles were filled up with old iron (mostly with worn-out brake-shoes) in order to assure the necessary stability during their work. For working their way through deep snowdrifts not a single locomotive would be sufficient - there were often two or even three of them banking the plough through the snows. Today they are replaced by motorised rotary snow-ploughs.