SPMW Jordan Spreaders #4031 and #4030 sit in Union Pacific's snow service yard in Truckee, CA. While they are owned by Union Pacific now, the Spreaders retain their SPMW reporting mark, which indi... (more)
A profile shot of the Jordan Spreader stored at the Denver BNSF engine servicing facility shows the no-frills, utilitarian form.
With Maine Northern's Oakfield Yard buried in snow, four units provide power for NBSR Spreader 402896 to clear the yard one track at a time. I took this photo while back in Maine during my college... (more)
A Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad Jordan spreader sits idle along with MLW M420W 2042 in the yard.
May have seen duty during last week's spate of snowfall.
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)
An old Conrail Jordan spreader is put into drift duty after three snowstorms hit within one month.
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)
The Builders plate reads " OF Jordan CO. Spreader, Flanger, Scraper, Bank Builder, and Snow Plow." It was bought new by the NN in 1917, I think originally the cab was wooden and the railroad built... (more)
After receiving a couple of heavy dumpings of snow and strong winds the drifts became pretty high so the spreader was called into service, teaming up with a couple of front end loaders which would... (more)
CN spreader 50936 sitting at Longlac Jct
Rio Grande Spreader 049, built by Jordan in 1937, awaits the chance to clear deep snow in the old D&RGW yard at Alamosa, Colorado.
The BNSF Jordan Spreader has sat in the Denver Yard for years, hopeful that the call to duty will eventually come.
CN 2519 pushes the spreader towards Longlac where it will tie up in the Kinghorn Spur after doing all sidings from Armstrong.
Judging by the graded right-of-way, particularly north of Oak Creek, you are looking at an original piece of (unpatched) Rio Grande equipment that is still being put to prime use. I'm only sorry ... (more)