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Date: 12/01/19 17:10
CNW Snow Plow----ready for action!
Author: ghemr

 I caught this snow plow fresh out of the paint shop at CNW's California Ave. Coach Yard in a warmer month of 1979. Earlier that year (in January) us Chicagoans dealt with The Blizzard of '79. No doubt the CNW was planning for the following winter.........




Date: 12/01/19 17:42
Re: CNW Snow Plow----ready for action!
Author: krm152

One of the neatest repurposings of a locomotive that I ever saw.
Unfortunately, it was in the shadows when I saw it on 4/20/1980.
Double Track Wedge Plow CNW X263000 built from RSD-5 #1684
Thanks for the interesting post.
ALLEN



Date: 12/01/19 18:50
Re: CNW Snow Plow----ready for action!
Author: refarkas

Unique catch!
Bob



Date: 12/01/19 20:19
Re: CNW Snow Plow----ready for action!
Author: ghemr

krm152 Wrote:
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> Double Track Wedge Plow CNW X263000 built from
> RSD-5 #1684

Special thanks! I had a hard time figuring out the number.



Date: 12/01/19 23:47
Re: CNW Snow Plow----ready for action!
Author: Seventyfive

What an incredible piece of railroad equipment; have never seen or heard of it before,
and I had worked for them.  I hope more photos turn up of this classic.  Thanks for posting.



Date: 12/02/19 01:38
Re: CNW Snow Plow----ready for action!
Author: Evan_Werkema

Seventyfive Wrote:

> I hope more photos turn up of this classic.  

The thing still exists.  It was stored on the Boone & Scenic Valley at Boone, IA for a while, but at last report had been repainted for service on Iowa Northern as their 77.  UP reportedly didn't want to move it for a while, but eventually some arrangement was worked out:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,1891641,1891641#1891641
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4148781,4149068#4149068
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4616136
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxOohYnP1zk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/142313601@N03/46705580812/
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5074767



Date: 12/03/19 00:18
Re: CNW Snow Plow----ready for action!
Author: Seventyfive

Many thanks for the links to the other photos.
I was in Boone with the C&NW for a month in 1992 but did not see it there.
If it was and I missed it, I will be kicking myself for a long time.
The new paint job really looks sharp.



Date: 12/03/19 01:27
Re: CNW Snow Plow----ready for action!
Author: Evan_Werkema

Seventyfive Wrote:

> I was in Boone with the C&NW for a month in 1992
> but did not see it there.
> If it was and I missed it, I will be kicking
> myself for a long time.

I saw it there in 1995, and valmont saw it there in 1988, but I can't guarantee it was there in 1992.

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4434539,4434690#4434690



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