Snow Removal Equipment

Photos of Conrail's snow-fighting equipment, including jet-powered blowers, Russel snowplows, Jordan spreaders, and flangers.

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5935 moves thru the East end of Goodman Street Yard while a snow jet crew melts snow at a switch.
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Lube stencil says it was reconditioned 11-76 at "CR JS".
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Conrail 64506 is seen at Gang Mills, NY
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CR 64509 ex NYC X638 and was built 11-47.
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Conrail 64515 is seen at Gang Mills, NY
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CR Russell Snowplow 64521 (ex PRR, built 1-47) is at Clearfield, PA on 3/31/86.
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Former NYC X-662 (built 12-41) was at Altoona, PA on 12/23/78.
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Conrail 64524 is seen at Gang Mills, NY
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Former NYC 645 (built 1-49) was at Ashtabula, OH on 2/28/82.
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CR 64561 ex PRR 497799 and was built 2-48.
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ex PRR 497781, built in Nov-46.
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ex PRR 497781, built in Nov-46.
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ex PRR 497781, built in Nov-46.
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Snowplow CR 64564 (Russell Plow I believe) and Jordan Spreader CR 64621 bask in the warmth of a summer day confident in the knowledge that they will not have to go to work on this day. I believe that this was somewhere along the Pittsburgh Line west of Horseshoe Curve.
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CR 64565 (ex PRR 497794, built 10-47) was at Toledo, OH on 6/6/82.
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Snow plow 64567 and flanger 64717 waiting for next snow season at West Springfield yard on April 18, 1981.
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Conrail 64570 is seen at Gang Mills, NY
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Conrail 64572 is seen at Columbia, PA
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CR 64718 (built Feb 1929) and snowplow CR 64572 (built 1946) wait for winter snow at Enola on August 25, 2014.
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CR 64578 is seen at Rose Yard in Altoona PA on 10/5/97. Plow is ex NYC 664 and was built 12-41.
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CR 64578 is seen at Altoona, PA on 8/14/98. Plow is ex NYC 664 and was built 12-41 by the Russell Snow Plow Company of Ridgway, PA.
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CR 64578 is seen at Altoona, PA on 8/14/98. Plow is ex NYC 664 and was built 12-41 by the Russell Snow Plow Company of Ridgway, PA.
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CR 64578 & 64579 are seen at Altoona, PA on 8/14/98.
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CR 64579 is seen at Altoona, PA on 8/14/98. Plow is ex NYC 698 and was built 9-52 by the Russell Snow Plow Company of Ridgway, PA.
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CR 64579 is seen at Altoona, PA on 8/14/98. Plow is ex NYC 698 and was built 9-52 by the Russell Snow Plow Company of Ridgway, PA.
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CR 2001 and Jordan spreader have just come off the Manchester secondary and begun a little ditching on the old Armory branch, now the East Windsor secondary, near the end of Ranney St. in East Hartford, CT. on March 29, 1985. They'll pause here to retract the wings for a couple of grade crossings before proceeding north of Park Ave.
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Lifting the wing to fold it up on the East Windsor secondary in East Hartford, CT.
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Folding the wings on the 64611 on the East Windsor secondary in East Hartford, CT.
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With the wings folded up, the 64611 and 2001 are ready to proceed over a couple of crossings and then continue ditching along the East Windsor secondary north of Park Ave.
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Once past the crossings, the 64611 and 2001 start ditching the east side of the East Windsor secondary north of Park Ave. A "conveniently located" footbridge off of McKee St. provides an excellent vantage point.
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The 64611 making a ditching pass on the west side of the tracks after completing his ditching on the east side.
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The 64611 making a ditching pass on the west side of the tracks toward the footbridge.
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The 64611 and 2001 passing under the footbridge as they make the ditching pass.
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The 64611 and 2001 continue northward on their ditching pass.
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After making the ditching pass, the 64611 and 2001 back up and then make a spreading pass to level off the dirt berm pushed up by the ditching pass.
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The 64611 continuing his spreading pass on the East Windsor secondary on March 29, 1985.
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On March 20, 1985 ConRail Jordan spreader 64611 was working on the Manchester secondary with B23-7 2000 providing the motive power. They are seen here coming up on William's crossing on Tolland Turnpike at the Manchester/East Hartford town line.
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Jordan spreader 64611 ditching along the Manchester secondary between William's and Risley's crossings on Tolland Turnpike, which is the road at right.
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Folding up the wings on the 64611 preparatory to crossing Tolland Turnpike at Risley's.
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With the wings safely folded away, the 64611 and 2000 are ready to proceed over Risley's crossing. The road coming in at right is Chapel Rd.
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Conrail 64614 is seen at Columbia, PA
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Conrail 64618 is seen at Leetsdale, PA
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Plow is ex NYC 6331 and is seen here in March 1996. Plow was built in Sep 1946.
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CR 64620 is seen at Waynesburg PA on 2/7/98. Spreader was built 6-78.
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Conrail 64630 is seen at Gang Mills, NY
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Former Conrail Jordan Spreader 64637 is put to work during January 2010 on the lines around Altoona, and a former CR GP38-2 was used for power.
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Car is marked "MAINT. OF WAY, FLANGER CAR". Former number is unknown, but car may be of EL heritage.
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Former PC 60052/PRR ????, built 10-24; painted 12-79 at RDG.
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Conrail 64712 is seen at Gang Mills, NY

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