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Railroad snowplow gets stuck!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by tim975, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. tim975

    tim975 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    WOW!!!! That was a buttload of snow!!!!:eek: I have never seen a train with a snowplow, much less getting stuck

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Man what a video. How long was it stuck?
  4. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    Dam, and i thought trains were unstoppable .... woahh .. that was cool to watch .. thanks for the video ..... so it took 6 engines to pull it out ehh ??? !! ... not to shabby ...
  5. tim975

    tim975 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Not sure, looks like it took them a while, judging by the daylight. Once these things get stuck, it's like concrete.
  6. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    if you keep watching the vids, they eventually get it out using 7 engines, and do continue plowing. I cant fathem the amount of HP that all 7 of those engines were using to power through that.
  7. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    "On-Star, can I help you?"
    "Yaaaaaa, I'm stuck"
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2007
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    if you look through that guys other pictures/videos they derailed 2 engines and one of the plows in Kansas on the way. They drove the plow into the ground with so much force they couldn't get it back out, and its there until spring now. They had to rebuild the section of track too.
  9. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That is so cool.
  10. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    wow i thought he was gonna make it
  11. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    that is awesome

    CJSLAWNSERVICE Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    I'm sure my truck could of pulled them out!!! Well , not really , but awesome links!!!
  13. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    what are they gonna do with all that snow after they plow it ? i mean we can use some over here in NJ hehe

    never seen a train plowing before thanks for the video
  14. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    "ah, ya, this is frank to base!, We have a bit of a problem out here on the south line, send in the reinforcements!"
  15. Rampart Ranger

    Rampart Ranger Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Gotta find some video of Durango Silverton or Cumbres Toltec. Turn of the century (1800s) steam engines pushing steam powered blowers to clear the line.

    Always wanted to take that excursion, but it is booked YEARS in advance.
  16. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    9000?,That line up you see there is around 4000HP give or take per unit and I counted 6 locos.

    I used to work for the short line here as a kid clean the locos for cash,and thats as bad as I've ever seen one stuck.
  17. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Dam lucky she didn't just flop over on her side when they were pushing all that snow.
  18. tim975

    tim975 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Two SD40T-2's + one GP40-2 (3000HP each) = 9000HP shoving the plow.
    one SD45-2 (3600HP) + two GP40-2's pulling the hind two units out of the snow, all on line = 15,600HP combined. The lead unit was so buried it I'm assuming they had to dig it out. I work for a shortline railroad in the Chicago area, we get these kind of units as run through power everyday.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2007
  19. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    always wanted to work with trains....
  20. Northland

    Northland Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Ahhhh... I gould pulled them out... Just hook my trusty nylon rope to my good old chebby and give her a good yank and let the rope do the work... :jester: