New York fought the 1947 snowpocalypse with flamethrowers

The folks over at The Daily News compiled an amazing gallery of New York City snowpocalypse photographs from past decades. It was a simpler time when snowdrifts were melted with flamethrowers, back in 1947.

New York fought the 1947 snowpocalypse with flamethrowers

An abandoned train on an elevated pass in Third Avenue.

New York fought the 1947 snowpocalypse with flamethrowers

Here are some firefighters trying to "free up equipment completely encrusted in ice" after a fire alarm in 1983.

New York fought the 1947 snowpocalypse with flamethrowers

Cars trapped in the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in 1983.


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