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Thread #163457   Message #4079954
Posted By: Charmion's brother Andrew
17-Nov-20 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
A fair few of the spreader/snow plow combinations in Ontario are owned by private contractors whom the municipalities or counties engage for snow clearance. Much of the equipment bears names, but these are likely not used outside the contractors' yards. Cities like Ottawa lack the imagination to name their vehicles. They also do not publish where they are operating, as far as i can tell. :(

In more innocent times (the 1970s) people were not giving snow plow operators the space they needed, so the government of Ontario came up with a couple of public service announcements: tail gunner and Polar Jet High-Lift Ice Ball Special. A bit dated, since who today knows what a tail gunner is?