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NYCTA SF-12 (ex-?)
NYCTA Snow Fighter SF-12 awaiting scrap at Canarsie Yard. Photograph taken April 10, 1971 by Joe Testagrose.
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Album name:ripta42 / GM "Old Look" Buses
Keywords:NYCTA GMC Oldlook Work Scrap Garage Unknown
Date:April 10, 1971
Location:Canarsie Yard
Photographer:Joe Testagrose
File Size:257 KB
Date added:Jan 30, 2008
Dimensions:1024 x 680 pixels
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Rob  [Dec 23, 2010 at 01:52 AM]
This has my curiosity tweaked. Obviously there were 17 other snow fighters. What was their mission. I see no plows or sweeper brushes. Did they just drive around highly visible and keep the snow below bumper level?
ripta42  [Jan 03, 2011 at 06:33 PM]
From the Gotham Center discussion board - (...) "These former NYC Transit buses were used to clear bus stops. They carried crews of workers, who would pull up to a bus stop, and throw shovels full of salt out the side windows."