Re: [FJGRailroad] Self-Powered Rotary Snow Plow
- CN has been using this type of snow blower for years, maybe 20, at Montreal
and I suppose elsewhere. At one time they had an Alco S type set up with a
large thrower on one end.
I saw a double rotary snow thrower yesterday at State Line and today working
at CP 123 on the B&A. There were two rotaries mounted side by side over
the rails on the one end. Looked to be diesel electric power, for movement
and throwing snow.
>From: "Stephen G. Myers" <Knixrule1@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Self-Powered Rotary Snow Plow
>Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 16:29:43 -0500
>I have a few pictures of her at selkirk, we usually store her in the
>materials yard, she was purchased to clean the yard tracks, but after
>picking up railroad ties and anything else in the way and launching them
>a great distance, she has seldom been used.
>The pictures are at George elwoods page under CSX.
>On Sat, 28 Dec 2002 18:35:20 -0000 "Walt Danylak
><waltdanylak@...>" <waltdanylak@...> writes:
> > I was in Fonda last night about 6:30, when I noticed something I have
> > never seen or heard of before. CSX had a self-powered rotary snow
> > plow setting on one of the main tracks. It soon moved eastward past
> > where I was waiting for the gates to go up. From the look I got of
> > it
> > as it passed, it was painted yellow and appeared to have 3 trucks
> > under it. It was lit up like a Christmas tree, lights everywhere.
> > Does anyone have any info about this rotary? I've seen many rotary
> > plows before but a self-powered one.
> > Walt
> > Visit Gino's Railpage at http://www.fjgrr.com
> > Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation at
> > http://gcdranet.homelinux.com/
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