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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...
To date I've only been able to make rosters of the Wilkie and Brendenburry plow, since our own, Sutherland plow just sits at the shops with his back turned to the public. I finally got lucky today, while shooting the Holiday train - look over the couplers and whom do I see?
This looks like a...
He looks scarry, until you take a look at those weeds - not exactly going anywhere... With the busy shops nearby you'd think all the vegetaion be dead by now.
CP 401021 is in town for a visit - he visits often, a couple times per year. Although hard to see from this angle, the Sutherland snow...
According to the Canadian Trackside Guide, this is the oldest snow plow still in service. CP 400879, 1910 model, is assigned to Bredenbury, SK. Her he is on the tail of a W/B manifest, most likely on his way to Alyth or Moose Jaw for servicing/demolishion. Compared to the local...
CP 401021, assigned to Wilkie, SK is a 1930 product of CPR's Montreal Angus shops. So what is he doing in Sutherland, who have their own snow plow sitting 20 feet behind him? Who knows, maybe he took a trip on 454 to Winnipeg for maintenence and is coming back. Either way it's not even October...
You can see most of the yard from this vantage point. To the left, just outside of the photo is the car washing facility and to the right the shops. The snow plow is parked on the edge of the shop tracks. Note the container yard in the distance. That is the yard lead on the right.
If you look...
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