For the first time in many years the Union Pacific activated the Rotary Plow UP 900082 to fight snow drifts in Rollinsville, Wyoming.
There was a rare sight in Wyoming as the Union Pacific called on the Rotary UP 900082 to go fight the snow drifts at Rawlings, Wyoming, which has shut down transcon rail traffic for three days. T... (more)
Colorado & Southern Rotary Plow #99201 sits on a track at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
UP Rotary Plow 900080 sits in front of a freshly painted roundhouse at the steam shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
1980 found me in eastern Nevada doing my usual geologic work. Equipment problems on the drilling rig gave me a couple of days of free time, so I spent some of it checking out the Nevada Northern R... (more)
Weeks after record snowfall, the BN rotary plow still works clearing the Mobridge sub. After this trip, the Mobridge sub reopened for trains to pass.
Although there has been no snow accumulation in the last couple of days, heavy winds have forced BNSF's hand and kept this Burlington Northern rotary plow in operation to clear incessant drifts be... (more)
Two ex-New York Central rotary plows survived into Conrail’s roster. The first, NYC X-659, built by Leslie in 1889, became PC/Conrail 64599 and survives unrestored in the Buffalo area. The seco... (more)
Alaska RR rotary snow plow #3 basking in the summer sun at Anchorage yard awaiting its move up to a siding at Curry for long-term storage awaiting its disposition. This plow was built by the Cooke... (more)
East Coast snow equipment sometimes included ancient equipment such as this rotary. Ex-NYC, who would have guessed it would make Conrail paint?
Cab shot of ARR Rotary #3 stored in Anchorage yard awaiting donation to a railroad display in Curry, AK. The rotary was built by the Cooke Locomotive Works in 1930 and operated under steam until 1... (more)
Built in UP's Omaha Shop 1966. 3000 hp deisel.