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Isn't this an indication of 'climate change'?? Well, for those who believe in such.......here we are 6 days before Christmas 1990 and not a spot of snow anywhere.Perhaps it was days like this that suggested CP deal off their excess snow-ploughs? Here are 18 of them sitting at mile 13, Hamilton Sub. All are 400-xxx series; and from the front.....400607, 606, 872, 880, 896, 642, 780, 785, 692, 899, 814, 783, 816, 775, 850, 848, 792 and 608. The 400850, built 1926 Angus; went to the Henry Ford museum in Michigan. the 400814, 783, 816 and 792 were sold to New Jersey Transit. I don't know the disposition of the rest; but must assume to a scrapper, somewhere. Oddly enough, the 400692 was still on the roster in 2002. It must have escaped!! Houdini-plough!!
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Caption: Isn't this an indication of 'climate change'?? Well, for those who believe in such.......here we are 6 days before Christmas 1990 and not a spot of snow anywhere.Perhaps it was days like this that suggested CP deal off their excess snow-ploughs? Here are 18 of them sitting at mile 13, Hamilton Sub. All are 400-xxx series; and from the front.....400607, 606, 872, 880, 896, 642, 780, 785, 692, 899, 814, 783, 816, 775, 850, 848, 792 and 608. The 400850, built 1926 Angus; went to the Henry Ford museum in Michigan. the 400814, 783, 816 and 792 were sold to New Jersey Transit. I don't know the disposition of the rest; but must assume to a scrapper, somewhere. Oddly enough, the 400692 was still on the roster in 2002. It must have escaped!! Houdini-plough!!

Photographer:
A.W. Mooney [1436] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/19/1990 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: ploughs (search)
Train Symbol: nil (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Hamilton Sub. (search)
City/Town: Brookfield (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. I admit it, JP. I was flippin’ lucky to come across that collection of ploughs. And of course adding to the fact they were in a location that not many fans bother with. I didn’t hear how they arrived there nor when or where they went. But I would assume the were collected to go Stateside and be dispersed to wherever they were dealt off to. Surplus!!!

  2. Whv were all of the plows parked together?

  3. Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime shot. You were lucky.

  4. I think Arnold must’ve been the Man On The Spot and got a unique photo.

  5. This is what happens when you abandon or sell off most of your branch lines, a few plows also went to American Shortlines I know the Delaware Lackawanna picked up one. Cool shot!

  6. Holy snowplows batman! There’s probably that many plows left on the entire CP system!

  7. Great shot Arnold. There can’t be many photo’s like it around.

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