Trains don’t usually get snow days. It takes a pretty significant meteorological event to slow down a vehicle wielding the kinds of kinetic forces that a train can. This video, put together by New Zealand railfans, demonstrates what happens when an ordinary Kiwirail engine runs headlong into massive, powdery snowdrifts. The results are pretty beautiful to watch.
Next time you’re out shoveling a few inches off the driveway, think about the sheer muscle these iron horses are putting into the same job.