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Photo ID: 572988

Keeping up with snow on the Sierra has been apart of railroading on the mountain since the rails of the Central Pacific arrived in the 1860s. Methods have come and gone, and those that have worked... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4030
Train ID: 2WTKTKF-07
Photo Date: January 07, 2016


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Apr 13, 2016

Views: 4,359
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Photo ID: 572615

Returning from a morning run over the Sierra, Union Pacific's 'lead' spreader set slips through the curves just west of Truckee, Union Pacific's home base for snow operations on Donner Pass. The t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4031
Train ID: WTKTKF-14
Photo Date: December 14, 2015


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Apr 10, 2016

Views: 2,613
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Photo ID: 565654

The CP is working on clearing the drifts on their Sheldon Sub between Mason City and Sheldon. Here the crew has their hands full as they make a few passes at this drift east of Wesley. Using a GP4... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: East of Wesley, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: DM&E 1005
Train ID: CP
Photo Date: February 11, 2016


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 13, 2016

Views: 1,485
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Photo ID: 565653

When setting the wing to push the drift back, one has to be very careful not to take too much snow. Get too much snow can cause the Jordan to lean and derail. Here the crew has the Jordan leaning ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: East of Wesley, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: DM&E 1005
Train ID: CP
Photo Date: February 11, 2016


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 13, 2016

Views: 4,033
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Photo ID: 565652

Nothing works better for a snow fence than a bunch of cars on the south side of the tracks. At Wesley these tanks cars have been here a long time, so the Jordan burying them alittle more today pro... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Wesley, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: DM&E 1005
Train ID: CP
Photo Date: February 11, 2016


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 13, 2016

Views: 1,762
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Photo ID: 565651

Nothing works better for a snow fence than a bunch of cars on the south side of the tracks. At Wesley these tanks cars have been here a long time, so the Jordan burying them alittle more today pro... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Wesley, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: DM&E 1005
Train ID: CP
Photo Date: February 11, 2016


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 13, 2016

Views: 1,243
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Photo ID: 562180

Inclement months on the Sierra present many operating challenges and while modern machines and technology have streamlined certain operations in the face of winter's worst intentions, these months... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4031
Train ID: WTKTKF-07
Photo Date: January 07, 2016


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 15, 2016

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Photo ID: 561968

After cutting through the build up of several winter storms the UP snow fighters have returned the movement of revenue trains through the snow belt. The spreaders worked in tandem down to Shed 10 ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4034
Train ID: 2WTKTKF-07
Photo Date: January 07


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 13, 2016

Views: 3,857
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Photo ID: 561573

Continuing in traditions initiated over the decades by the Central Pacific and later Southern Pacific, snow fighting is simply a way of life during inclement months on the Roseville Subdivision. F... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4030
Train ID: 2WTKTKF-07
Photo Date: January 07, 2016


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 549975

CP Ramp Flat 411000 hauls a spreader west

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Heron Bay, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 402881
Train ID: CP 421-11
Photo Date: October 12, 2015


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By: Chris Wilson

Added: Oct 12, 2015

Views: 5,806
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 540896

Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley's Railfan Day activities included a Jordan Spreader demonstration.

Railroad: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Milford, New York, USA
Locomotive #: DH 35056
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 2015


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By: Lester Zmudzinski

Added: Aug 02, 2015

Views: 2,070
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 532425

Illinois Central 1929 Spreader #X9151

Yet another interesting piece of rolling stock that can be found at the Monticello Railway Museum is this 1929 IC survivor - a Jordan Spreader.

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Monticello, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 82697
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 2014


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: May 27, 2015

Views: 1,345
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 509479

old SPMW 4033 Jordan Spreader at the wye in the yard of Oakridge

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Oakridge , Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4033
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 1999


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By: Rossini

Added: Dec 07, 2014

Views: 1,802
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 497199

A unique view of a Jordan Spreader.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BN 972674
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 10, 2011


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Sep 09, 2014

Views: 1,470
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 494531

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)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Truckee, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4030
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 16, 2014


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By: Jamie West (CaliforniaRailfan101)

Added: Aug 20, 2014

Views: 3,393
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Favorited: 13

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