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(Summit Daily)   Cool: Rail fans take a look as the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance begins restoration of an historic snowplow engine. Fark.com: Knapp pointed out that the rotary plow that sits in Breckenridge never worked the high line route and actually worked in AK   (summitdaily.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Rail transport, Locomotive, picture of the plow, Rotary snowplow, Executive Director Larissa O'Neil, Snow removal, Paint, Summit County, Colorado  
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2021-10-19 5:47:59 PM  
I was going to say they used rotary plows at Skagway, and I clicked.
And that's exactly what they had.
Now to read the article.
 
2021-10-19 11:26:38 PM  
Who cares if it isn't the exact one used at that location. Lots of old machines were refitted, melted down or allowed to rust away. A historical society went through a lot of effort to save this particular piece of history. Now visitors can see how plows like it made modern life possible in the mountains and appreciate its size and power.
 
2021-10-19 11:33:56 PM  

max_pooper: Who cares if it isn't the exact one used at that location. Lots of old machines were refitted, melted down or allowed to rust away. A historical society went through a lot of effort to save this particular piece of history. Now visitors can see how plows like it made modern life possible in the mountains and appreciate its size and power.


They have a couple of those plows at the railroad museum in golden.

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2021-10-19 11:34:49 PM  
This is an outrage!!!!

/ Oh wait, LOL who cares?
 
2021-10-19 11:40:47 PM  
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If Breckenridge did use more snowplows, these guys might have made it.
 
2021-10-19 11:47:33 PM  

jaytkay: This is an outrage!!!!

/ Oh wait, LOL who cares?


Train nerds care!

/ train nerd
// I don't really care
/// ok, maybe a little bit.
 
2021-10-20 1:35:02 AM  
Well I will be up all night nursing my outrage at this.
 
2021-10-20 7:06:52 AM  

cretinbob: I was going to say they used rotary plows at Skagway, and I clicked.
And that's exactly what they had.
Now to read the article.


the WP&YR (wait patiently and you'll ride) out of skagway was/is narrow gauge.

didn't have time for the train, hiked the Chilkoot instead. Took the train back to Skagway, they put the lovely ms. b-d and me (5 days on the trail) in a separate car to avoid offending the refined senses of the the cruise ship passengers.
 
2021-10-20 7:08:37 AM  

leeksfromchichis: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 739x415]

If Breckenridge did use more snowplows, these guys might have made it.


"Everybody's ridden your horse"

/horse was named after ex gf
 
2021-10-20 7:10:48 AM  

bottom-dragger: cretinbob: I was going to say they used rotary plows at Skagway, and I clicked.
And that's exactly what they had.
Now to read the article.

the WP&YR (wait patiently and you'll ride) out of skagway was/is narrow gauge.

didn't have time for the train, hiked the Chilkoot instead. Took the train back to Skagway, they put the lovely ms. b-d and me (5 days on the trail) in a separate car to avoid offending the refined senses of the the cruise ship passengers.


3 foot 6 narrow gauge? Or something else?
 
2021-10-20 11:12:07 AM  
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They once played in Walla Walla, Washington. Even though I was in Jr high, my friends and I were still too cool for this dork-fest. And we were some dorky teenagers. But Rail was just clownshoes.
 
2021-10-21 4:29:56 AM  

Boomstickz: bottom-dragger: cretinbob: I was going to say they used rotary plows at Skagway, and I clicked.
And that's exactly what they had.
Now to read the article.

the WP&YR (wait patiently and you'll ride) out of skagway was/is narrow gauge.

didn't have time for the train, hiked the Chilkoot instead. Took the train back to Skagway, they put the lovely ms. b-d and me (5 days on the trail) in a separate car to avoid offending the refined senses of the the cruise ship passengers.

3 foot 6 narrow gauge? Or something else?


3 foot even
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