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From the "Well, Who Knew There's a Prototype for That" files.

If you ever get hit with an irresistible urge to kitbash a GP38 in to a rotary snow plow ...

]https://www.railpictures.net/photo/795792/] https://www.railpictures.net/photo/795792/


BNSF rotary snowplow no. 972554 appears to be a hybrid,
of an older rotary blade and housing attached to a GP38-2.
Interestingly, the plow has a 5 axle wheel arrangement,
combining the use of an SD70 series truck with a Blomberg Geep truck

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Wonder if this thing may move under its own power, at least in the yard ?

The Toledo Peoria & Eastern used an old ALCO with an attached snowplow.

Alco plow

This one was to be pushed around only.


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Am I mistaken that the lead axle appears to be a 33" freight wheel as a pilot wheel,

rather than a full size loco wheel, or is it just an optical illusion ?


Also is it a productive unit in summer hauling trains in the lead ?


Cheers from Australia

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Trevor Gibbs wrote:
Am I mistaken that the lead axle appears to be a 33" freight wheel as a pilot wheel,
rather than a full size loco wheel, or is it just an optical illusion ?


I wonder that too.



Also is it a productive unit in summer hauling trains in the lead ?


It can't legally do that.

Doesn't have quite all of required lighting and safety appliances,
and the windshields are obstructed by the discharge chute.

But mostly, think about the number of people who drive around crossing gates ...



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