Snow Plow Cleaning Street Car Tracks
"1912 - when the street railway system in Green Bay was at the height of its career, the trolley lines and tracks formed quite an elaborate transportation network all through the City, and the appearance of these giant snow-plows on the city streets was not uncommon. While primarily designed for the use on the interurban lines running to De Pere, Duck Creek, and the 23 mile stretch of rails to Kaukauna, they were also most important in the opening of traffic in city streets, especially when extra heavy storms had all but stopped travel of any kind in town. Plow number one paused for a picture here on south Washington street near Mason, just before heading out to east De Pere. The men on the plow, from left are (1) Ed Timmers, (2) Alex Rankin and (3 and 4 not identified) and (5) Charles Erdman."