Self-described rail fans outside St. Thomas, Ont. were bowled over from snow shooting off a plow train car from the Ontario Southland Railway on Tuesday.

Ryan Gaynor captured a video of snow from a plow car, which was travelling between St. Thomas and Salford, knocking over his friend James Gardiner on Tuesday.

"It actually knocked him straight down, off his feet, the snow knocked him right over," said Gaynor. "I personally didn't get knocked over, even though the camera got covered in snow."

Gaynor uploaded the video to his YouTube account, and the stunning images have been circulating on social media. 

The Ontario Southland Railway operates between Woodstock and St. Thomas, and also has operations in Guelph and Tillsonburg.