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600 HP Snow Engine

by Christian Williams

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600 HP Snow display under construction at the Coolspring
Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa.

Anyone who has had the opportunity to attend the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion at Rollag, Minn., is familiar with the 600 HP Snow engine on display there. Considering its size and reliability, the Snow was one of the most impressive engines ever made. See for yourself in this video and note the beautiful song it seems to make while it’s running:


Also worth noting is this engine has a sister, and it’s currently being re-constructed at the Coolspring Power Museum. They’ve been documenting the process with photos and periodic updates that you should definitely check out.

Read more about Snow engines from Gas Engine Magazine: 
500 HP Snow Engine