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roc
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« on: Jan 11th, 2018, 12:52pm »
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Went through Corry and Union City yesterday and noted that the line appears to have been plowed + flanged for snow before Wednesday. Was this a special move or just tacked onto the front of the regular East-West turn?

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 11th, 2018, 4:03pm »
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Most likely M&W used a ballast regulator to clear the ROW for the upcoming storm.  
 
Regulators have proven to be great for snow when normal track repairs are sidelined by winter weather.


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« Reply #2 on: Jan 16th, 2018, 5:40pm »
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If the plow traces were scooped / round, I'd agree, but these were angular. FWIW saw a B&P ballast regulator, and its round wings, plowing at Union City, which was my "ah ha" moment.
 
Doesn't mean I'm not wrong, but does anyone know definitively?


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« Reply #3 on: Jan 17th, 2018, 5:49pm »
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Well I guess for now we just speculate.  
 
Doesnt seem this board gets much attention anymore. The WNYP Yahoo group is dead....  
 
I'll keep my ears open, last time I was up there the two plows were OOS and needed work.


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