Snow Removal Equipment - Page 2

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

CR 64707

Former PC 60052/PRR ????, built 10-24; painted 12-79 at RDG.

CR 64712 - Class SF1A

Conrail 64712 is seen at Gang Mills, NY

CR 64717 - Class SF1A at Hinsdale, MA. on 1/26/88.

Pan shot of Class SF1A snow flanger 64717 working westward betwen Muddy Pond and the summit on Jan. 26, 1988.

CR 64728 - Class SF1B

Conrail 64728 is seen at Lewistown, PA in the fall of 1988

CR 64728 - Class SF1B

Conrail 64728 is seen at Lewistown, PA in the fall of 1988

CR 64730 at Cresson, PA

Conrail class SF1A snow flanger 64730 is seen at Cresson, PA in 1982.

CR 6594 and 64611 on 9/29/85.

C30-7A 6594 and Jordan spreader 64611 ditching along the B&A near MP 121, the Chester/Huntington town line on Sept. 29, 1985.

CR SB1000 at Selkirk, NY

Conrail Snow Blower SB1000 at the MofW yard Selkirk, NY 6/14/1995

CR SB1000 Selkirk, NY 6/95

Conrail Snow Blower SB1000 Selkirk, NY . Use this on your driveway.LOL!

 

Technical information on the SB1000 can be found here, from a 3/4/197 article from the now-defunct Syracuse Herald Journal:
SB1000 News Article

 

CR SL 3006

CR 'snow jet' SL 3006 at Altoona, PA on January 16th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR SL3001 at West Springfield, MA. on 3/13/83

CR SnoJet SL3001 working in West Springfield yard. This was several days after the storm and the SnoJet just seemed to be concerned with blowing out switches.

Flanger at Hinsdale, MA. on 1/26/88. (1)

Westbound ConRail flanger extra passing the north end of Muddy Pond in Hinsdale, MA. on Jan. 26, 1988.

Flanger at Hinsdale, MA. on 1/26/88. (3)

Flanger extra continues around the curve towards the summit of Washington hill, just a few hundred feet ahead.

Flanger E/B at East Brookfield, MA. on 1/20/87. (1)

Proof that ConRail used something other than the usual B23-7's on flanger runs, SD40-2's 6455 and 6496 bracket the Boston Line's "own" flanger, the 64717 at East Brookfield, MA. on Jan. 20, 1987.

Flanger E/B at East Brookfield, MA. on 1/20/87. (2)

The 64717 was the "B&A" flanger for a number of years. At East Brookfield, MA. on Jan. 20, 1987.

Flanger E/B at East Brookfield, MA. on 1/20/87. (3)

SD40-2 6496 trails the flanger past the depot in East Brookfield, MA. on Jan. 20, 1987.

PC 6556 Waverly, NY 5/76

U33C 6556 along with a Jordan Spreader and Reading Extended Vision Cab 94103 sit on a siding at Waverly, NY

SB 1000 in Washington, MA. on 3/10/01.

Snow Blower SB 1000 eastbound at Ballou's, Lower Valley Rd. in Washington, MA. on March 10, 2001.

SB 1000 in Washington, MA. on 3/10/01.

Snow Blower SB 1000 westbound at Ballou's, Lower Valley Rd. in Washington, MA. on March 10, 2001. Doing more of the job of a flanger at this point.

SB 1000 in Washington, MA. on 3/10/01.

Snow Blower SB 1000 westbound, going away at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on march 10, 2001.

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