Winter maintenance on a mountain railroad; The Skykomish-based snow dozer isn't used every year but there has been a heavy accumulation of snow this season. Here it is in action, blading the berm ... (more)
With the bank of LEDs leading the way, a rebuilt snow dozer out of Fargo sweeps through Larimore behind a pair of GEs. The roads were less than ideal so chasing these guys as they made track speed... (more)
With the big wing pulled back in after cleaning the elevator track, the sun is out and the dozer is back on the move to its home in Fargo.
Burlington Northern Snow Dozer in siding at Skykomish.
A pair of Snow Dozers in the Grand Forks yard. BN 972501 on the left has a build date on it of 5-70, while BN 972510 on the right says 7-57 and has some green showing through on the spreader and c... (more)
The section crew on BN 972532 has just lifted the right blade in order to clear a switch stand. The plow is former Great Northern, home-built in the St. Cloud (Minn.) shops. This was the plow's ... (more)
BN 972532 is plowing the Hinckley Sub on a "code blue" winter afternoon in Minnesota.
Former Great Northern Snow Dozer X-7629, built in the GN's St. Cloud (MN) shops in the 1960s, heads south on the former GN line between St. Paul and the Twin Ports. The crew will tie up for the n... (more)
Hoping to chase the plow back east out of Watertown, I was a tad disappointed when I found out they were heading west. Looking back, I'm much more thrilled to have chased them west. When traffic... (more)
BNSF Snow Dozer in siding at Skykomish. Painted Orange/Black from former green. Prior green is partly visible on blades at points of wear.
BNSF used its Sioux Falls based snow dozer to open up the heavily drifted Madison Sub. Unfortunately by the time I caught up with them they were through the heavy stuff...arghhh. This dozer wa... (more)
One of the Snow Dozer crew keeps an eye on the snow wave as they plow through the yard.