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Date: 05/25/23 14:24
Rotary at CSRM
Author: ssloansjca

California State Railroad Museum (CSRM) owned rotary snow plow SPMW 205 is at the CSRM in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
SPMW 205 is an ALCo Rotary Snow Plow. Reportedly: SPMW 205 was built by American Locomotive Co. (ALCo) at it's Brooks Works as a steam powered snow plow, SP 715. It was converted to electric in 1958. In 2008 it was donated to the CSRM.

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Date: 05/25/23 18:35
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: BoilingMan

I’ve always thought the Rotary looked odd without its Snail- not unlike a steam locomotive w/o a tender..
SR

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad it was saved, it’s just…. well



Date: 05/25/23 18:45
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: sixaxlecentury

BoilingMan Wrote:
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> I’ve always thought the Rotary looked odd
> without its Snail- not unlike a steam locomotive
> w/o a tender..
> SR
>
> Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad it was saved,
> it’s just…. well

Its too bad they never finished the program and built all of them.  



Date: 05/25/23 18:49
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: BoilingMan

There was a never finished Snail at the Sacramento Shops, I don’t think it ever got beyond primer paint. What ever happened to that one?
SR



Date: 05/25/23 19:12
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: sixaxlecentury

I think it was scrapped in the last few years?  That was 8209.  They *started* the rest of them, but the project was cancelled and they got scrapped, I think CSRM got that one for parts maybe? 



Date: 05/26/23 10:21
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: NiagaraMike

Interesting post-thanks Steve !



Date: 05/26/23 16:36
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: ble692

SPMW 8209 has moved to the Museum of the American Railroad at Frisco, TX.

SPMW 8209



Date: 05/26/23 17:39
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: BoilingMan

Ah, I’m glad it too was saved. ‘though it would have made a nice companion for the CSRM’s Rotary.
The folks in Texas probably have grander plans for it…
SR



Date: 05/26/23 20:19
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: sixaxlecentury

BoilingMan Wrote:
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> Ah, I’m glad it too was saved. ‘though it
> would have made a nice companion for the CSRM’s
> Rotary.
> The folks in Texas probably have grander plans for
> it…
> SR

I wonder what, since its pretty heavily modified..



Date: 05/27/23 10:30
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: Evan_Werkema

sixaxlecentury Wrote:

> I wonder what, since its pretty heavily modified..

The story at the time was that they wanted to redecorate it as a Santa Fe F7B to go with the Canadian National F7A they turned into "Santa Fe 49L."



Date: 05/27/23 13:17
Re: Rotary at CSRM
Author: MP555

Evan_Werkema Wrote:
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> The story at the time was that they wanted to
> redecorate it as a Santa Fe F7B to go with the
> Canadian National F7A they turned into "Santa Fe
> 49L."

I hate that type of museum mentality.



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