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Date: 03/31/05 22:18
Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Snow Bl
Author: Mgoldman

Spotted this guy at the UP Depot in Rochelle, IL on Saturday the 26th.
I assume it is in fact a Jet Powered Snow Blower, right?

If so, is this a local unit based here or visiting?

/Mitch






Date: 03/31/05 22:18
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: Mgoldman

Picture #2




Date: 03/31/05 22:19
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: Mgoldman

Picture #3




Date: 03/31/05 22:21
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: Mgoldman

And last of the UP "Little Blow" - a closeup.




Date: 04/01/05 06:16
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: chico

probably kept at G3 over the winter.



Date: 04/01/05 08:50
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: IU_Tower

You don't want to get near one of those things when they're operating!! Noisy and HOT HOT HOT!! Does more melting of the snow than blowing, but interesting to watch...


IU



Date: 04/01/05 09:17
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: wadeo

I know this is a stuped question so consider the source.
Which end is which?



Date: 04/01/05 13:13
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: IU_Tower

Well, its NOT a jet-powered vehicle, sooooooo, the cab is the rear.

IU



Date: 04/01/05 14:53
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: raildog

Or...the cab is at the front and it's the World's Fastest Critter..



Date: 03/31/13 04:17
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: coaststarlight99

It's Snuffelupegus!



Date: 03/31/13 04:29
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: Southern3205

I'm sure there is a dedicated front end, but, like a (modern) locomotive it could operate either way judging by these videos.......

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

Looks to be a good way to clear switches, or one of the fastest ways to burn a bunch of JP (jet fuel is nothing more than glorified diesel) short of just igniting the tank.



Date: 03/31/15 12:11
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: santafe199

MRL has one similar to this one, which I saw in operation only once. It was very impressive!

Lance



Date: 03/31/15 15:25
Re: Spring is near, won't be needing this - UP Jet Sno
Author: wabash2800

Thanks for sharing and also Southern3205 for the youtube video links. In the first one, when it revved up,  it was almost like it was getting ready to lift off from an airport runway! LOL

Now check out this truck mounted one on CPR that melts off built up snow and ice on a snowplow!

[www.youtube.com]



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/15 15:37 by wabash2800.



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