Madison is expected to get a foot of snow Wednesday night (which may wipe out a morning of blogging thereafter), so now would be a good time to post some pictures from a large set at English Russia depicting the history of "snowmobile equipment" in that country.
At the top is the first snowmobile developed by Igor Sikorsky. Next a postcard from St. Petersburg (Leningrad) in 1914 -
- showing recreational use of snowmobiles on what I presume is the Neva river. Followed by a series of photos of military propellor-driven snowmobiles -
- said to have been "widely used" by the Russian army. The English Russia post concludes with photos of more modern wheeled and tracked vehicles. Interesting.