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(Message started by: roc on Jan 11th, 2018, 12:52pm)

Title: Plow Extra?
Post by roc on Jan 11th, 2018, 12:52pm
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?

Title: Re: Plow Extra?
Post by towny72 on Jan 11th, 2018, 4:03pm
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.

Title: Re: Plow Extra?
Post by roc on Jan 16th, 2018, 5:40pm
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?

Title: Re: Plow Extra?
Post by towny72 on Jan 17th, 2018, 5:49pm
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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