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Here is another view of the long string of snow ploughs deemed excessive by CP back in 1990, as seen in RP image #13636. They certainly make an impressive and highly unusual photograph. (There are 18 of them)
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Caption: Here is another view of the long string of snow ploughs deemed excessive by CP back in 1990, as seen in RP image #13636. They certainly make an impressive and highly unusual photograph. (There are 18 of them)

Photographer:
A.W. Mooney [1500] (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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3 Comments
  1. The second, sixth, and eighth from the right are double track plows, which throw most snow to the right instead of both sides.
    They used to keep one at Guelph Jct to plow to Streetsville and back. This was done more than any reason, to remove packed snow from the flange between the rails.
    Years ago when there was current of traffic, snow between the rails would build up on the westward (north) track). Westbounds never went fast enought o blow fresh snow out of the middle, and eventaully it would start causing trains to stall, acting like retarders against the wheels. That problem ceased when some eastbounds used the north track after CTC was put in around 1981. They were going downhill and cleared the snow out quite effectively, ending the seasonal annoyance, and the necessity of plowing that portion of the line.

  2. Psst…Hey Buddy! Got a snowplough to spare?

  3. Great shot as always Arnold.
    I remember seeing a row of ploughs just east of Brookfield Road. In the siding on the old CASO main to Fort Erie.
    Thanks for sharing! Your Pictures in the Niagara area bring back alot of great memories to the way it use to be there…
    Bill

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