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BS: on the naming of Snowploughs

keberoxu 24 Nov 20 - 09:05 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Nov 20 - 09:05 PM

Oh my word. The little critters are busy tonight.
And a bunch of names I haven't seen before,
between Glasgow and Edinburgh:


LICENCE TO CHILL

SCOTLAND'S BRAVEST GRITTER

THE GRITTIST SNOWMAN (that's how it's spelled)


And what's going on around Galashiels and Melrose?
There are a bunch of YELLOW (meaning active and out there on the road)
gritter symbols.
Must be more snow and ice than usual?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 23 Nov 20 - 01:51 PM

East of New Galloway,
Penelope Gritstop is out on the streets, but
Gritney Spears is parked and out of action.
Only in Scotland ...


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 09:41 PM

Another touch I didn't take in previously.
The colored interactive map distinguishes between
which snowplows are active, and out on the roads,
and which snowplows are parked and inactive.
The named snowplows have their names regardless
of whether they are active or are parked and stationary.

If the interactive map shows a yellow snowplow,
it is active and out there working.
The grey snowplows are parked and inactive.

Glasgow has a concentration of grey, inactive snowplows at the moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: mayomick
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 09:05 AM

paint it white and call it the Alphonse Allais


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 21 Nov 20 - 04:47 AM

southeast of Liverpool

True, I suppose, but ..... hmmmm? ..... an interesting description for a location in the middle of Derby!

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Nov 20 - 08:48 PM

The Trunk Road Gritter Tracker is the interactive online map
at scot dot gov,
and on that interactive map,
Sandy the Solway Salter
is southeast of Liverpool.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Nov 20 - 04:20 AM

Is there a "Scoopy Do" ?

"Ice Sage" ?

"Sleet Street" (hack job therefore)

"'S No Drift"

"Grit & Bare It"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 19 Nov 20 - 08:04 AM

What is a nice Snowplough like
Sandy the Solway Salter
doing
southeast of Liverpool
?


OK keberoxu, I give up. I Googled "Sandy the Solway Salter" but couldn't find anything about it being used outside of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. I have looked up both Solway and Dumfries on Google Maps and I can't find any references to either that are southeast of any of the various places called Liverpool.

Considering that "Sandy the Solway Salter" appeared here in a list posted 11 months ago, your post seems a bit random. Care to explain?

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Jos
Date: 19 Nov 20 - 07:27 AM

Or "'S no joke".


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Nov 20 - 07:13 AM

Surely just 'True Grit' would do.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Nov 20 - 08:39 PM

What is a nice Snowplough like
Sandy the Solway Salter
doing
southeast of Liverpool
?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 17 Nov 20 - 10:37 AM

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?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Charmion
Date: 17 Nov 20 - 09:55 AM

As a natural-born Canadian who has lived most of her life in high-snow areas, I love the idea of naming snowplows (note variant spelling -- in these parts, ploughs are for soil). I have never heard that any Canadian jurisdiction indulged in the practice, however.

Could it be that we have just too many snowplows? Like feedlot steers, identified only by the code on their eartags, Canadian snowplows have to get by on their licence plate numbers.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 16 Nov 20 - 07:53 AM

LOL

is there a Salt Anna?

or

"Wrong Kind of Snow Plough"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Allan Conn
Date: 16 Nov 20 - 02:48 AM

There is seemingly a campaign in South Lanarkshire to have one renamed "Mar-Grit Ferrier Super Spreader" after the MP who made the round trip to London. Thought it was really funny but probably as much chance of the public getting their way as they had with Boatie McBoatface


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 15 Nov 20 - 11:31 PM

... no, but I do see one named

GRIT EXPECTATIONS. (Near Glasgow.)


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Jan 20 - 06:01 AM

Is there one called ........................

"Claw Ride"?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Jan 20 - 07:25 PM

And EAST of Glasgow there is a vehicle named

DAVID PLOWIE.

I'm just beginning to feel suspicious that
there may be
one particular snowplough/snowplow
that keeps
changing its name ...


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Dec 19 - 07:17 AM

... and now,
there is a vehicle south of Glasgow named
SPREAD SHEERAN.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Dec 19 - 05:39 AM

there should be a "Season's Grittings"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Dec 19 - 02:58 AM

why not "Pippa Anne Salt"
?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 26 Dec 19 - 08:10 PM

ooh, how I hate to break the news of this name to you.

When I look at the little interactive map today,
the name drew me to Scotland's West Coast,
to Ayr, south of Glasgow.

FRED is down there, and so is ... wait for it ...

SALINE DION.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Dec 19 - 02:41 PM

… now, that IS inspired.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Dec 19 - 07:03 AM

ROTFLMAO


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 22 Dec 19 - 03:57 AM

I love the road-gritting vehicle in Lanarkshire, Scotland, which has been named...’Gritter Thunberg’.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Dec 19 - 01:58 PM

Sir Grits-A-Lot is back on the job
in what used to be Banff I believe.

Snowball and Sir Salter Scott are south of Edinburgh.

Fred is near the Glasgow Prestwick airport.

Rumble is all by her(?)self, southwest of Lochaber.

Gritty Gonzales, southeast of Galashiels.

And Super Snowboard is between Leeds and York.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Dec 19 - 06:58 PM

In the Glasgow area, the other snowploughs have been joined by

Darth Spreader

Sprinklebell


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 19 Dec 19 - 04:06 AM

The organiser/compere arrived at an Ipswich charity comedy show on board the the gritter lorry (almost) bearing his name: Grit Rhyss-Jones.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 08:27 AM

Honte, moi Mrrzy? Non, au contraire je suis trop fiére de moi. Je suis femme trés méchante! Mon époux pourrait le vé¶ifier. hee hee


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 07:00 AM

You guys are a riot. Senoufou, tu devrais avoir honte (grin). And here the sanding and the plowing are done by separate unnamed vehicles... Hmmm...


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 04:31 AM

"Gangsta Granny Gritter" in Inverness today.

"My Name's Doddie" in Dundee

"Grittle Mix", "Sophie's Salt","Meltin' John" etal in the Glasga area

"Sandy the Solway Salter" in Dumfires

"Snowkemon Go" - Stranraer

"Fred" in Ayr

"Ice Destroyer" is in Oban


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Dec 19 - 06:37 PM

Someone did a James Bond pun,
and named their gritter
For Your Ice Only.

That one's near Edinburgh at the moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Dec 19 - 06:35 PM

It's not winter at the Mudcat
without a link to Scotland's Trunk Road Gritter Tracker.
The OP on this thread, the link is kind of indirect,
you have to go through a layer or two to get to the actual site.

I'll see if I can link directly to it. Here goes.

Transport Scotland

yay, me!
And if you zoom in and tighten on a smaller group of vehicles
in a smaller area,
the named ones have their little names pop out.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: EBarnacle
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 01:07 PM

D'ye ken John Snow with his coat so white;
D'ye ken him plowin' in the midst of night
D'ye ken him stayin' on the road so tight;
T'keep roads clear and you safe and tight--
With is truck and his plow through the village?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Mar 18 - 11:28 AM

Here in Stroud we have a company that specialise in making fake snow for film & TV. - Snow Business

I wonder if they came in to work today. I did, well I say work, it was recording an old man talking abut the area in the old days. I say old man, he is actually younger than me, but to look at him and the way he walks - lets just say I rejoice in my good fortune. Though tomorrow's ceilidh in town is cancelled, the band .


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: meself
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 11:03 PM

Snow Business Like Snow Business.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 06:12 PM

...and near Keith, south of Buckie,
is
Sir Grits-a-Lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 06:07 PM

And did you also notice that the Scottish ploughs include
the names

Plougher O' Scotland
and
Luke Snowalker?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 12:17 PM

Stay safe Tattie!

I smiled to see a large group of our village children whizz excitedly past towing little sledges, accompanied by several village dogs. There's always a little tot struggling along at the rear shouting, "Wait for meeeee!"
Later, I was intrigued when they all hurried back again with their sledges piled high with snow. Some were adding snow from hedgerows and walls. Whatever were they planning to do? Surely they had enough snow in their own gardens for a snowman?


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 12:04 PM

No chance of a gritter on our street while they are struggling to keep the main roads clear.
So all the neighbours were out with shovels and spades this morning doing the Ravelrig Big Dig: got the road cleared so that someone else could get in a 4 x 4 to the airport: all domestic flights are cancelled, but a few long-haul ones to warmer climes still going. Now we have just had another hour + of snowstorm, so everything is re-covered with several more inches of snow.
Fortunately have all we need in fridge, freezer and cupboards: no chance of starving!


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Mar 18 - 10:59 AM

We could do with far more gritters here in Norfolk at the moment with this dratted 'Beast from the East' (or Hysteria from Siberia) The roads weren't gritted, or if they were, quite deep snow has covered over the grit. The snow has been compacted by vehicles and now it's a skating rink.
No postal service (which I'm pleased about. We're very fond of our lovely postie and wouldn't want him risking an accident) And what is worse, no newspapers, and the supermarket shelves are half-empty, due to panic buying and no lorries getting through to refill.
My daft husband went out for six tomatoes (!!) so he could cook his Spicy Horror, and came back rather white-faced (so to speak) as the car was sliding about alarmingly.
All Norfolk schools are closed, so no school cleaners needed. Husband enjoying the break. But now some blooming Storm called Emma is battering the house.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Feb 18 - 07:43 PM

The Beast from the East, is it?
Someone else said Hysteria from Siberia.

What rhyming rise to the challenge
can Mudcatters come up with
for the Snowploughs of Scotland here?

Check out that link in the first post,
and you can see the ploughs ploughing their little hearts out.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: keberoxu
Date: 21 Jan 18 - 05:23 PM

Checked out that there map again.
This is absurdly entertaining. Especially the named ones.
Latest snapshot:

Grittie McVittie has been joined by Mrs. McGritter in Glasgow.
The Winter Explorer and Gritty Gritty Bang Bang are seeing to Perth.
Ice Buster and the Snow Solution converge on Prestwick in Ayr.
Sir Andy Flurry near Dunblane.
Snow Destroyer near Linlithgow.

The Ice Queen is at Queensferry near the Forth Road Bridge,
and the Golden Great Gritter is on the other side of the bridge at North Queensferry.

Not to speak of all the no-name snow-ploughs.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Jan 18 - 06:35 AM

"Melting Potter"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Jan 18 - 06:12 AM

"Hail Hitter"

"Black Eyes"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 03:46 PM

"Slush Puppy"

"A Grit on the Slide"

"Ploughed before a Fall"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: mg
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 01:29 PM

Frosty.


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 11:47 AM

"Snow, Snow, quick quick, snow"

"Shovel Duck"

"Julian Cleary"

"Here's looking at you skid"

"Ice Bucket"

thinking .........


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: robomatic
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 10:33 AM

Homer: "That name again is 'Mr. Plow'"
Marge: "Leave the jacket on"


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Subject: RE: BS: on the naming of Snowploughs
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Jan 18 - 08:55 AM

Or for something (much) more basic:
Gary Gritter


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