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Roger Cole

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Heavy duty 2-foot snowplow
« on: December 27, 2020, 09:40:44 PM »
I saw a post over on the Railway Preservation site by Rick Rowlands who has a heavy-duty plow available if it is something the WW&F could use or possibly the MNG.

http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,3877.0.html

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Re: Heavy duty 2-foot snowplow
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 09:50:56 AM »
This looks like something rather similar to the one we have.
Also with a blade that can be lifted and built on an older four wheeled iron ore car.

Here is a video from a plow run we made when our Russian diesel was new.
Before that we did not have a diesel powerful enough to get up to speed with the plow.
Of course plowing is much more fun with a BIG steam loco behind, but several days work preparing and disposing of the steam loco is often too much during the valuable work shop season.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg6STpBP0zk

Note the little indecisive rodent on the snow at min. 5:30.

Even if your long term plan is to build a big wedge plow like 401 or 402, this looks like something that could be very handy and useful at moderate snow depths.

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Re: Heavy duty 2-foot snowplow
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 11:13:08 AM »
The operations department has been aware of that plow for quite some time (before Rick acquired it.) While very interesting, it is not something we would find particularly useful, at least at present.

That said, "scouts" are always on the prowl for useful equipment, 60# rail, and misc. parts to acquire. The usual places (RYPN, Discover Live Steam, Ahead of the Torch/Facebook, etc.) are checked daily. If you think we missed something, feel free to let me know at ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org - and I will handle it appropriately. For "useful" items on eBay, refer to this thread: http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,80.0.html
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