CP 401005, propelled by OSRX 6508 (FP9A) and OSRX 175 (GP9) kicking up the snow approaching Plank Line
Working west towards St Thomas, the OSR's plow extra with 1927 vintage CP plow 401005 blasts through snow west of Putnam.
The OSR's CP plow is hitting a crossing at speed on the St Thomas line.
Looking like a classic Canadian plow train with a pair of F's and a former CP plow the OSR is clearing the line south to Tillsonburg.
Its like going back into time plow service and F-units. Ontario Southland Railway plow extra heads south clearing the line to Tillsonburg.
Blasting through a drift, throwing the snow upwards and sidewards.
After Sundays snowstorm and not a single train down the St. Thomas sub, the Plow Extra was called to clear the line down to St. Thomas blasting and busting through drifts along the way. A second p... (more)
1927 built CP 401005 plowing it's way to victory over the snow, OSRX 6508 (FP9A) and OSRX 175 (GP9) provide the power for this move
As new snow begins to fall the plow extra heads west to St. Thomas to reopen the line from the previous night's snow storm.
Even the smallest drift can produce a spectacular impact between plow and snow drift...
The plow extra slows as it enters the outskirts of Tillsonburg.
The plow extra passes the deadline at Mount Elgin as it continues south to Tillsonburg.
It's a truly amazing sight to shoot one of these in action, and each time you see it you get better at quickly turning away, ducking, and hiding your camera gear.
A staged photo of the plow extra under the telltale leftover from an era past.