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Snow Plows
Winter railroading with the plows
Photo Album By: Craig Williams
 
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Photo ID: 494676

As summer heats up...I am ready for winter here in Iowa again. Hope for many plows trains. Back in 2008 the Cedar River Local cuts off the plow on the wye at Stacyville to put it on the rear end f... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD50F
Location: Stacyville, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5436
Train ID: CN L57591-27
Photo Date: February 27, 2008


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Added: Aug 21, 2014

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Photo ID: 480395

This empty oil day has called it a day. Here the train is parked at the west end of Milledgeville as the sun sets. BNSF ran about 5 westbound to flush the C&I, now it is time to run east out of Sa... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: West Milledgeville, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8101
Train ID: BNSF UNSDTND4-20A
Photo Date: March 20, 2014


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Added: May 05, 2014

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Photo ID: 477678

The only job for the day for the local out of Cedar Rapids was to plow to Manchester and back in February 2008. Here the crew stops at MP 27 due to the angle cock on the snow plow came open after ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: North of Alburnett, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 6117
Train ID: CN L56391-12
Photo Date: February 18, 2008


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Added: Apr 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 471298

The Sioux City, IA, to Ft. Dodge, IA, local is fighting the elements today in western Iowa. The crew has cut off their train to make a run at the snow drifts on Remsen Hill so they wouldn't get st... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: East of Remsen, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IC 1039
Train ID: CN L57891-27
Photo Date: December 27, 2009


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Added: Feb 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 470706

Back in 2009, in southwestern Minnesota, the Wells day job works west on the Jackson Sub trying to open the line back up to the west end of the line at Jackson. Here 948 hammers along at 40 mph wi... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Chicago and Eastern
Locomotive: Wedge Plow
Location: West of Granada, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC&E 100226
Train ID: DM&E 948
Photo Date: January 26, 2009


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Added: Feb 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 470396

Back in 2009, the DM&E worked their Jordan Spreader west of Mason City to Spencer. The spreader worked on pushing back drifts along the 100 mile route. Here the job is on alittle break between dri... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Chicago and Eastern
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: West of Garner, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IC&E 100000
Train ID: DM&E WMCSN-15
Photo Date: January 15, 2009


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Added: Feb 18, 2014

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Photo ID: 468972

Back in 2010, the CN was hit hard with snow in western Iowa. Here a crew works west on the Cherokee Sub with a Jordan Spreader trying to push the snow drifts back away from the mainline. While it ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: West of Manson, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: WC 315
Train ID: CN W97091-25
Photo Date: February 25, 2010


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Added: Feb 05, 2014

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Photo ID: 468181

M338 crosses over to the main at Nevada St in Waterloo as they double up their train. Tonight's M338 will depart Waterloo with a wedge plow and 101 cars. Strong winds over 50 mph will make the run... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2580
Train ID: CN M33891-26
Photo Date: January 26, 2014


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Added: Jan 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 468177

The CN local out of Cedar Rapids to Manchester and back has a wedge plow with them on the way to Manchester. Here the crew plows thru some drifts at MP 4, near Manchester. The CN has no issues run... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD75M
Location: South of Manchester, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5609
Train ID: CN L56391-28
Photo Date: January 28, 2014


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Added: Jan 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 467828

M338 has the brakes set as the Carmen work their outbound air test. Tonight's M338 will depart Waterloo with a wedge plow and 101 cars. Strong winds over 50 mph will make the run to Dubuque very d... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2580
Train ID: CN M33891-26
Photo Date: January 26, 2014


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Added: Jan 27, 2014

Views: 7,122
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Photo ID: 467824

An Arthur, IA, to East Dubuque, IL, grain train is parked waiting for BNSF spacing at East Dubuque. Meanwhile M338 begins the task of doubling up and departing at Waterloo. Strong winds and snow h... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD75M
Location: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8240
Train ID: CN G84491-26
Photo Date: January 26, 2014


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Added: Jan 27, 2014

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Photo ID: 420114

The Austin local heads back to Austin out of Mason City with a plow and a handful of cars. Here the job pushes thru Grafton at MP 14, 14 miles north of Mason City.

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Grafton, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 602
Train ID: IMRL #952
Photo Date: January, 2006


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Added: Jan 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 353934

The DM&E Plow extra is stopping at Ossian to wait for 579 coming out of Marquette. This crew started at 06:30 this morning at Mason City and will work to Marquette today. This plow mainly flanges ... (more)

Railroad: Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
Locomotive: Russell Plow
Location: Ossian, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IC&E 100251
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: February 06, 2011


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Added: Feb 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 353909

The DM&E extra works east with their Russell Plow out of Mason City. Here the crew is flanging east of Calmar. Heavy plowing west of Calmar ended up breaking a chain that hold the wings in, so the... (more)

Railroad: Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
Locomotive: Russell Plow
Location: East of Calmar, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IC&E 100251
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: February 06, 2011


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Added: Feb 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 353906

A UP Spreader is working westbound on UP's East-West Mainline. Here the spreader nose plows as they past thru Lisbon, about 20 miles east of Cedar Rapids. Spreaders on the double track mainline ar... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: East of Lisbon, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 11983
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: February 03, 2011


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Added: Feb 07, 2011

Views: 4,737
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