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Photo ID: 611418

Slowing as it enters Newcastle, SPMW 207 leads the rotary consist toward Tunnel 18 where it will be walked into the western portal by MOW personnel.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Newcastle, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Mar 28, 2017

Views: 568
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Photo ID: 608449

Sandwiching a mock high-speed locomotive acting as a display for the future of California's high-speed rail, SP 2467, a 4-6-2 built for the Southern Pacific in 1921, and SPMW 205, a 1920-built rot... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Locomotive #: SMPW 205
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 23, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Mar 01, 2017

Views: 3,622
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Photo ID: 608317

Thirteen feet of snow has fallen across Donner Pass this season, making 2017 the third snowiest winter in recorded history (according to up.com). With the Feather River Route closed for months due... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 28, 2017

Views: 2,670
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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 608247

A Southern Pacific caboose, Chicago Northwestern boxcars and an original Southern Pacific rotary sailing by...could this scene be any better (probably with some snow, sure, but that's for later)? ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Rocklin, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Feb 27, 2017

Views: 1,977
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 608203

For only the second time in the last 20 years, UP brought out their rotaries to fight the Sierra Cement over Donner Pass. The newly rebuilt rotary #207 enters the shed at Norden.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Views: 1,960
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Photo ID: 608159

SMPW 207, Union Pacific's rebuilt rotary that has only plowed through snow once since entering revenue service, meets Donner's venerable snowpack once again as it crawls through the center siding ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Views: 4,692
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Photo ID: 608146

As the afternoon light quickly disappears over Emigrant Gap, SPMW 209, one of Southern Pacific's original rotary snow plows, sits quietly with its rear-marker lights on and its respective B-unit i... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Views: 5,163
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Favorited: 53

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Photo ID: 608145

SPMW 207 passes under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass as it clears the heavy "Sierra Cement" from track #1. The rotaries would plow snow all the way to the Bi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

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Views: 9,217
Comments: 4

Favorited: 70

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Photo ID: 608116

The legendary rotary snowplows have returned to Donner Pass. California has been hammered with numerous storms this winter. All of these storms have wreaked havoc across the Donner Pass Route. Fro... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

People's Choice 2

Views: 17,155
Comments: 8

Favorited: 76

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Photo ID: 608016

Rotaries Return to Donner Pass! After a record year for precipitation in Northern California, the rotaries have returned to Donner Pass. SPMW 207, a rebuilt rotary snow fighter, holds the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 25, 2017

Views: 13,967
Comments: 5

Favorited: 82

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Photo ID: 476090

Rotary OY approaches Coxo crossing below Windy Point. The snow is not very deep here, but deeper drifts lay ahead on Cumbres pass.

Railroad: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Antonito, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: OY
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1991


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By: John West

Added: Apr 01, 2014

Views: 2,728
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Photo ID: 241943

UP starts the 2007 year off with a Rotary Plow on the KP line.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Sharon Springs, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 900082
Train ID: Rotary Snow Plow
Photo Date: January 01, 2007


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jul 08, 2008

People's Choice 3

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Photo ID: 227930

After a break for some servicing, the rotaries rev up again to head east to Truckee, CA for their overnight stay and then return the following day to do #1 track.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 211
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 22, 1993


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By: bdouglas

Added: Mar 18, 2008

Views: 5,109
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Photo ID: 178700

The rotary showed a slight sign of life after 10 years of dormancy as it plows out the bank off of the #2 track.

Railroad: Southern Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 09, 2007


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By: raylewis

Added: Mar 10, 2007

Views: 10,104
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Photo ID: 178699

The rotary showed a slight sign of life after 10 years of dormancy as it plows out the bank off of the #2 track.

Railroad: Southern Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 209
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 09, 2007


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By: raylewis

Added: Mar 10, 2007

Views: 3,879
Comments: 3

Favorited: 8

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