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Bob Springs

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Got SNOW?
« on: January 29, 2015, 09:22:29 PM »
With all the snowfall hitting the Northeast, I wonder how did Sheepscot fare?

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Bill Sample

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 10:20:14 PM »
I saw in another thread that there is 2 ft plus at Sheepscot with another 4-6 inches expected in the next "installment."

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 03:35:08 PM »
There's snow everywhere.  Brendan was moving it today with the bucket loader.  More coming on Monday.

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 05:37:52 PM »
In Auburn, we currently have over 3'. Way to much snow.

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 10:09:55 AM »
Which is the way to much snow? I want to go there.
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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 03:49:19 PM »
70* on Saturday, Valentine's Day
27* today and 5" of snow and still snowing.
That's Colorado weather.

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 03:51:02 PM »
Hows this, just south of Boston, 5 feet on the ground with 12 foot drifts.
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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 07:40:42 PM »
I hear ROWMOW, Inc. has plans for a 2-foot rotary plow for next year using a Stanly Steamer engine and boiler.

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 08:36:06 PM »
Make a video. Train fans love snow removal movies, ask Pentrex.
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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 09:30:15 PM »
Unfortunately, those plans were used to light the fire to heat the Rowmow MFG shop. So, I was tasked this weekend to come up with an idea. I have a year to figure something out and do it. It won't be a rotary...but some modifications to current equipment may be a possibility..
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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 09:53:53 PM »

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 02:35:03 AM »
Unfortunately, those plans were used to light the fire to heat the Rowmow MFG shop. So, I was tasked this weekend to come up with an idea. I have a year to figure something out and do it. It won't be a rotary...but some modifications to current equipment may be a possibility..

That will be the guarantee that you won't see any snow for years !  ;D ::)

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2015, 07:44:59 AM »
As we are on the subject of snow removal, I have a concept in my head about using a tractor sized snow blower attachment (60"-72") width that could be mounted on the front of one of our diesels and use either a hydraulic or shaft drive to power it off the engine - OR - a power car that would have the blower mounted to it and pushed by either a diesel or steam.  Whatcha think Mike?
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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 08:33:04 AM »
Hi guys,

Time to jump in the fray here and point out some long term plans that we have held- which is to someday replicate the original railroad's wedge plow and flanger.  In this way we'll be moving snow as thy used to do here, by and large.  Personally, I don't favor developing other methods which may be more appropriate to other locals (anything rotary or snowblowery) or other time periods. 

The original flanger had spreader wings.

We aren't yet ready for winter operations- the recreation of those pieces of equipment will go a long way towards it, but more bits of innovation will be required.  52's existing plow was meant to, and is doing nicely to get us through in the mean time.  It could use a rudimentary flanger would be very helpful- this is something that we've discissed and Wayne actually sketched out a few years ago.

A spreader is really only necessary when the snow banks reach the height of the 'chute' portion of the plow- on 52's plow that's about 3 feet over the rail or 42" on the ground.  At that level we don't have the power to push it.  Thus a natural limit on our willingness and ability to fight snow- it usually shuts us down in late January, when, at present, we have no further reason to operate anyway.

I look forward to the day when we have an honest winter operation- for purpose- that is hauling many happy faces to winter activities and enjoying an period steam train transportation experience on the way-- all following snow removal with various combinations of 9, 10, and 11 pulling a flanger and pushing a wedge plow...

Just my thoughts...
Jason

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Re: Got SNOW?
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2015, 11:29:25 AM »
It's always a pleasure to see new additions to the Lamontagne Dictionary; "snowblowery"   :D
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