When the United States Army decided to sell the Sno-Train as surplus, it came with a parts inventory valued at $20,000, description, technical capabilities, and images. All of this were listed on the Army form “Sale of Government Property: Item Bid Page.” One of the images that came with the Sno-Train was of the Cummins VT-12 diesel engine, seen below. The Cummins produced 600 horsepower. The engine was coupled with an A/C and D/C generator to power The Electric Drive (wheel motors and drivers (mechanical gears)), interior cab lights, exterior lighting, winch, and job crane. The Sno-Train was sold as surplus from the Fort Wainwright Property Disposal Office. At the time of its sale, it was in working condition.
The Sno-Train arrived in Greenland in June 1956. It was being tested in extreme conditions. The Army Transportation Corps was…Continue Reading
The Sno-Train's power car and 3 cargo cars have square axles in front. These square axles were responsible for steering…Continue Reading
An acquaintance of mine posted a video on the Overland Trains today. It has been a labour of love for…Continue Reading
Well, kind of. The Sno-Train's wheels came equipped with what LeTourneau called traction lugs. Breaking it down a little more…Continue Reading