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Ready and waiting for the first big snowfall of winter 2007/2008 is QCM C2 113-002 3531, a Wellman model DE 600 locomotive crane, serial number 4385, built in 1959. Instead of the traditional lattice type boom used for hoisting, magnet, and clam bucket work, the unit is outfitted with a Rolba Snowblast snow blower attachment QCM 161-025 3540. I captured the combined machines sitting at the QCM shops in Port Cartier, QC during an October 30, 2007 visit to the railways office and shop complex.
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Caption: Ready and waiting for the first big snowfall of winter 2007/2008 is QCM C2 113-002 3531, a Wellman model DE 600 locomotive crane, serial number 4385, built in 1959. Instead of the traditional lattice type boom used for hoisting, magnet, and clam bucket work, the unit is outfitted with a Rolba Snowblast snow blower attachment QCM 161-025 3540. I captured the combined machines sitting at the QCM shops in Port Cartier, QC during an October 30, 2007 visit to the railways office and shop complex.

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Paul O'Shell [159] (more) (contact)
Date: October 30, 2007 (search)
Railway: Cartier (search)
Reporting Marks: QCM C2 113-002 3531 (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Port Cartier shop/yard (search)
City/Town: Port Cartier (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
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2 Comments
  1. CN’s Atlantic, St. Lawrence and Great Lakes Regions each had a crane or two equipped with the Rolba Snow Blast attachment. I recall them in the 1970′s and 80′s, and I believe there were a couple still in operation in the early 1990′s as well.

  2. That is such a unique piece of “way up north” work equipment. A self powered, heated cab, snow blower. Perfect for the job!!

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