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Offline dickinsonj  
#1 Posted : 04 February 2023 01:18:05(UTC)

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The article contains a link to some drone footage of a UP spreader plow clearing snow from a bridge on Donner Pass.

It contains some info on UP's rotary plows as well.


I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
So many trains and so little time.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#2 Posted : 04 February 2023 09:08:19(UTC)

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Browsing again „Rio Grande Diesels“ vol. 3 by Joseph Strapac, I felt tempted to learn more about the last Rio Grande F-units, the ABB triplet. Honourably discharged, one A unit and one B unit are preserved in the museum at Golden (Colorado), but 1955-built B unit 5763 - in regular Rio Grande Zephyr passenger service until 1983 - went to the UP shops at Cheyenne (Wyoming) in 1996, left to die in view of circling vultures:



In 2017 the F9B was transferred from Wyoming to California in order to have it converted to power a snow plow.

Obviously DRGW 5763 became a black-painted snow plow snail, SPMW8222, located in Roseville (California):


The first photograph of the UP snow plow article shows such a black EMD B unit trailing the snow plow. I cannot decipher the road number, but it should be either SPMW8222 or one of her sisters.

Edited by user 04 February 2023 12:28:34(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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