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  1. Turn it, turn it

    Turn it, turn it

  2. Snowplow South

    Snowplow South

    Every winter I try to catch a snow plow in action, but have yet to suceed, since I don't live by the tracks and when the plow runs, the roads are still largely snowed in, particularly those obscure routes that lead to rail lines. Thus I got very exited when I heard that a snowplow was coming...
  3. Road trip

    Road trip

    CBNS leases most of their MOW equipment from MRM - Maritime Rail Maintenance. Their equipment in turn is mostly ex-CN's, not surprisingly leased to shortlines running on ex-CN/CP trackage, interchanging with CN. Did I mention CN? This broom is moving onto the next shortline via truck. CN and...
  4. Still working...

    Still working...

    What looks like a fairly old CN truck, is still at it, being a flatbed for a snow blower, these are normally attached to brooms, very common on both CN & CP, both are yellow too! PS. The state of Maine is in the background. Right behind me is the CN crew residence.
  5. Ready for Winter

    Ready for Winter

    A reminder about the human touch that keeps the trains moving, a broom awaits a call to duty brushing out switches in the pilot of WNYP C430 #431 in late December 2003. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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