The image of the TC-264 Sno-Buggy below was captured in front of the R.G. LeTourneau building in Longview, TX, very close to the original guard shack.

In May of 2021, I traveled to Longview, TX. I was able to capture an image of the building, now owned by Japanese based Komatsu. The two-story buildings in front are gone. You can still see their outline.

The old R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. building in Longview, TX May of 2021

I placed the images side by side for comparison below.

Then and Now

The Sno-Buggy spent some time in Greenland, where it engaged in a variety of tests. The United States Army (USAR) was evaluating equipment for logistics operations and others – most importantly, how to move petroleum, oil, and lubricant efficiently over the ice.

The Sno-Buggy was not an Overland Train. However, the machine greatly contributed to the development of that concept. I will expand on the Sno-Buggy, it’s role in Greenland, another piece of equipment that was shipped and tested with it, and how the Buggy transformed when it came back from Greenland, in my book.