change of seasons

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  1. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

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    hello all---up here in the great white north,the coming of winter brings out some special equipment---out of the shops for the first time this year,cn and th&b snowplows are getting ready for the inevitable

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  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    nutbar:wav: , your CN Russell plow is SLAP AWESOME!:thumb::thumb: there's so much detail on it, i am guessing its brass?:confused:
    :deano: -Deano
  3. steamhead

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    Boy..!! That's a beauty..!!:thumb:

    If we ever saw anything like that down here in the tip o' Texas...folks would think the Martians had landed..!!!:mrgreen:
  4. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

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    hi deano and gus---thanks for responding and happy thanksgiving to you and your families---the cn plow is from custom brass and the th&b plow is a walther's kit---both were custom painted by the notorious Doctor Wayne---in heavy snowfalls,you often would find a snowplow being pushed by two or three locomotives--- you can imagine the operator's anxiety riding in the cupola as they plowed into those heavy drifts of wet snow---rock and roll !!!

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  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    There's a story about the snow north of Orangeville, where (I think) 7 locos were pushing, and still got stuck! I'll have to look that one up.

    Great stuff...! :thumb: Do you know if that Walthers kit is still available?

    Andrew
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Great looking equipment! Don't need it in the Twin Cities yet although we had flurries giving us previews of coming attractions! :)
    Ralph
  7. cn nutbar

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    hi andrew---i purchased the walthers snowplow from the" modellers choice hobbyshop" in hamilton some time ago---i just sent an e-mail inquiring whether they still have any in stock---if they do,i'll send you their e-mail address---happy grey cup weekend
  8. cn nutbar

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    hi ralph---we had the first "dusting" yesterday and the temperature was about minus 10(celsius)---great hockey weather !!!!
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Hey Mr Nutbar!

    Thanks. Modeller's Choice is run by the father of one of the guys in the local modular club. Never been in person, but I might have to put it on the list for the next S Ont tour. ;) :D

    Andrew
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    Here's a prototype one, in Goderich, in the heart of southern Ontario's snowbelt.
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    Wayne
  11. cn nutbar

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    hello all---having just been prepared for service by the shop crew,cn snowplow 55504 is put to work

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    Wow Nutbar! Those are very impressive!! :thumb:

    Val
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nutbar, send them over NOW! We're getting our first real snow in St. Paul today! :)
    Ralph
  14. Sarge_7

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    Awesome pics!!:mrgreen:

    Here are a couple of plows I saw this summer at my Dads in Mason City Iowa.

    The first belongs to Iowa Traction
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    This one belongs to the ICE. Seems to be the same type as the others pictured. Pic looked better on my computer for some reasonwall1
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  15. cn nutbar

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    hello everyone---thanks for your responses---although used primarily for maintenance of way tasks,on occasion the cn has used this Jordan Spreader for snow removal

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  16. Glen Haasdyk

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    I was just about to mention the Jordan speader but Mr Nutbar beat me to it. Good looking models. Our club has the Walthers plow in canadian national on it's layout.
    I have the old MDC speader in kit form but I haven't started it yet. Maybe this winter. It's more of a kitbash than a kit with a fair amout of work to it.
    I also have the old Athearn Rotary but it just sits on my shelf looking intimidating.
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    The Grand Valley/Elora Gorge & Eastern is just on the edge of the southern Ontario snow belt, so we have to be ready for winter, too.
    Here's Russell plow 107 near Airline Junction in Dunnville:
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    And Jordan spreader 156 at the Lowbanks shops:
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    Both are modified Walthers kits.

    Wayne