RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 900082 Union Pacific Rotary snowplow at Cheyenne Wells, Colorado by Mike Danneman
 
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Union Pacific (more..)
Rotary snowplow (more..)
UPs Limon Subdivision (more..)
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, USA (more..)
October 28, 1997
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UP 900082 (more..)
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High plains drifter
After a very early blizzard in October 1997, the eastern plains of Colorado were heavily drifted with snow. Union Pacific found that it needed to call the Cheyenne-based rotary snowplow to open up the Limon Subdivision (Kansas Pacific). UP's rotary plow No. 900082 chews through a small drift east of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, as the sun sinks in the afternoon sky. With a north wind blowing all day, this is the only stretch of railroad they tried blowing the snow to the north (for obvious reasons).
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