RailPictures.Net Photo: none Union Pacific Ballast Regulator at near Scofield, Utah by Dick Ebright
 
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» Ballast Regulator (more..)
» Skyline Mine loadout (more..)
» near Scofield, Utah, USA (more..)
» January 10, 2011
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The Skyline loadout at the end of the Union Pacific’s Pleasant Valley Subdivision in Utah is right at 8000’ elevation. It has a pretty stout winter and lot of snow. Normally the near daily coal trains keep the snow plowed off the tracks pretty well. However today, a UP track inspector told me that they were going to run a snowplow on the branch. I hustled down to the highway crossing just north of the town of Scofield to wait for said plow. Well, it was no rotary plow; not even a wedge plow or a spreader. The “snowplow” was this ballast regulator. The picture of it in action is on the tail track of the Skyline loadout.
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