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..)
» Union Pacific’s Limon Subdivision—Kansas Pacific (more..)
» Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, USA (more..)
» October 28, 1997
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» UP 900082 (more..)
» Unknown
» Mike Danneman (more..)
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Cheyenne-based rotary snowplow No. 900082 was called to duty on October 27, 1997, to clear the “Kansas Pacific” line from Limon to Sharon Springs, Kansas, after a severe October blizzard drifted the line closed. Illuminated by the rapidly setting sun on October 28th, Union Pacific No. 900082 tries in vain to throw snow to the north side right-of-way. U.S. Highway 40 runs parallel to UP’s Limon Subdivision for a good part of the way, much of it on the south side of the tracks. Some of the days snow-clearing ended up occasionally being deposited on the road, with some of the thrown snow creating a visibility hazard for motorists. So for a brief while out of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, the crew tried sending the white stuff north, only to have the stiff wind deposit some of it back onto the train and tracks. East of Cheyenne Wells, the sun will set as the rotary worked into the night toward Sharon Springs, Kansas.
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