Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

CN snowplow 55502 sits in the yard in Belleville, spending its summer waiting for colder weather and snow to plow. It was built in 1940 as one of CN's few double track plows on the roster, designed with the blade angled to one side to plow snow to one side of the tracks (for double track mainline operations) instead of to both sides like on single track plows. Note the sideways mounted horn (to keep snow out of the bells), old smokejack, and operating/handling instructions on the sides of the plow ("Headlight must be removed before routing this plow through areas with restrictive clearance" and "Warning, this plow is too high to pass through Winnipeg train shed").

55502 doesn't appear on any recent Canadian Trackside Guide rosters, so had likely been disposed of at some point.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Bill Thomson all rights reserved.



Caption: CN snowplow 55502 sits in the yard in Belleville, spending its summer waiting for colder weather and snow to plow. It was built in 1940 as one of CN's few double track plows on the roster, designed with the blade angled to one side to plow snow to one side of the tracks (for double track mainline operations) instead of to both sides like on single track plows. Note the sideways mounted horn (to keep snow out of the bells), old smokejack, and operating/handling instructions on the sides of the plow ("Headlight must be removed before routing this plow through areas with restrictive clearance" and "Warning, this plow is too high to pass through Winnipeg train shed").

55502 doesn't appear on any recent Canadian Trackside Guide rosters, so had likely been disposed of at some point.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [633] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/02/1991 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 55502 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Belleville Yard - CN Belleville Sub (search)
City/Town: Belleville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=38808
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

9 Favourites
View count: 167 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 37615

NEW MAP IN BETA:

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Greedy Google forced us to change and suncalc.net also working on a fix.. stay tuned
No comments yet, be the first by adding yours below

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2020 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us