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A place to waymark railroad "MOW" or Maintenance-Of-Way equipment
Expanded Description:
Maintenance-Of-Way also called "MOW" for short, is equipment used in constructing and maintaining the rails and roadbed for the safe operation of the railroads. This category can also include equipment used for track inspection, snow removal, crew transport and rolling stock used or converted to house work crews. Equipment for clearing trees and debris from alongside the rail line.

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Speeders are handy little pieces of equipment. They can be used to inspect track and can tow trailers for equipment or crew.


In the early days most all the backbreaking work was done by men who used basic tools and a lot of sweat to get the job done. As technology advanced so did the tools. Now equipment is designed to do most of this work with fewer people, everything from setting the ties, laying the rail, driving the spikes and spreading the ballast.

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What is it and what does it do?


Most everyone knows a locomotive, passenger car, tanker, boxcar and caboose when they see one. Chances are though, if it rode the rails and you don't know what it is your looking at, it's probably a piece of MOW equipment. They can be large or small, self propelled, pushed or towed. This site has many pictures that can help identify and has many examples of different MOW equipment, North East Rails. Just click on the links under "Plows", "Track Bed Maintenance" etc.

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Various MOW equipment sitting at a maintenance facility.


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This old dump truck has been sitting next to the tracks apparently abandoned. The windows and headlights broken. Who knows how long it has been here or how long it will remain before being repaired or more likely scrapped.
Instructions for Posting a Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way Equipment Waymark:
"MOW" equipment can be on permanent display or located at railroad maintenance facilities or abandoned by the wayside.

Those on permanent display should include:

*Any markers and as much information as possible as to what functions it served.

*If more then one piece of equipment is on display you may submit each piece as an individual waymark.


Equipment that can be seen at railroad facilities:

*Should be in areas that are clearly visible from a public assessable location.

*No trespassing on railroad property!

*An image of the overall area where the equipment is stored is acceptable since the equipment may still be in use and different types may be seen at different times.

*Equipment must be visible. No waymarks of buildings that house the equipment alone will be approved.

*You can place individual pictures of the equipment you saw in the photo gallery or waymark description, but please don't submit each as their own individual waymarks, just the location.


Those abandoned by the wayside should include:

*Images showing the equipment and any apparent damage or reason for abandonment. Examples missing parts or engines, wheels removed, broken glass, sitting off to the side of the tracks.

*If this is a piece of MOW that you have seen quite frequently and know approximately how long it has been sitting there, please state the information in your waymark description.

*Waymarks of this type will be more subject to being archived. If you notice it is gone or a visitor states it is no longer there, please archive your waymark.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
The #1 requirement is, when making a visit have fun, but keep it safe by staying off railroad property and equipment.

All visitors should tell about their experience. Did you enjoy your visit? What type of equipment did you see? Images add a lot to a waymark visit, so we encourage you post pictures of your visit.

If equipment is missing please contact the waymarker so it can be archived. Thank You!
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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentRoad Bed Cleaner, Jamestown, CA

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Antique rusty machine in a state park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: never

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Maintenance-Of-Way Equipment is located in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 1/28/2015

last visited: 2/6/2015

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentOswego & Syracuse RR Handcart - Oswego, NY

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Old Maintenance of Way handcart on display at the front of the Oswego Railroad Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/28/2015

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentVelocipede Hand Car - Bonners Ferry, ID

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This is the second of a pair of Railway hand cars on display in the Boundary County Museum in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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This is one of a pair of Railway hand cars on display in the Boundary County Museum in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentCP Rail Spreader 402819 - Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

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This 1912-built Jordan Spreader is located near the former Ladysmith Railway Museum on Oyster Bay Drive in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentChasse-neige rotatif-St-Constant-Québec,Canada

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Chasse-neige rotatif CNR 55361 ! rotative snowblow CNR 55361!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 12/8/2014

last visited: 4/19/2015

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentCP Rail Fairmont M9G Speeder - Havelock, ON

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Former CP Rail Fairmont Speeder on display in Havelock, ON

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentBrown Hoisting Machinery Crane - Anaconda, MT

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This railway crane is displayed along Pizzini Way, the road leading to the Old Works Golf Course at the northeastern corner of Anaconda.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentDraisine - Hollister, CA

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A small draisine in Hollister, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentArmstrong Speeder - Kamloops, BC

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Kamloops' Spirit Square was created at the junction of MacKenzie Avenue and Yew Street in North Kamloops, on the north side of the Thompson River, across from the old, original section of the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/20/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentMOW -MUV-69 - Lužna u Rakovnika, Czech Republic - Koprivnice, Czech Republic

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MUV-69 is acronym from Czech words 'motorový univerzální vozík'...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentMOW - Tatra 15/30 - Koprivnice, Czech Republic

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Tatra 15/30 was a special clone of Tatra 30 vehicle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way Equipmentmachine balastage - Chavaillette,Fr

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This machine was aportée by the Americans during the Second World War. Cette machine a été aportée par les Américains lors de la seconde guerre mondiale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentMOW - Molson Siding MB

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This Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way Equipment is two tie cranes that were parked at Molson Siding, Manitoba right next to the Canadian Pacific mainline.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: 9/5/2014

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentKalamazoo - Kalamunda History Village, Western Australia

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A three wheeled handcart

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentSanta Fe Speeder #217250 - Glendale, Arizona

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This excellent example of a speeder is on display at the Sahuaro Central Railroad Museum in Glendale, AZ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentTamper Ballast Equalizer - Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada

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This ballast equalizer is located on a siding on the side of Chemainus Road near Henry Road in Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/28/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentCanron Tamper - Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada

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This tamper is located on a siding on the side of Chemainus Road near Henry Road in Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/28/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentFairmont Speeder - Rowley, AB

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This Fairmont Speeder is on display at the near ghost town of Rowley, AB, on the tracks adjacent to the restored Rowley railway station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 7/28/2014

last visited: never

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This Fairmont Speeder is on display at the Anthony Henday Museum in Delburne, AB, which is a hop, skip and a jump east of Red Deer, AB.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 7/28/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentPyke Crane - Roundhouse Park - Toronto, ON

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Pyke Maintenance of Way railroad crane on display at Roundhouse Park in Toronto.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: 8/20/2014

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentKershaw and Geismar MOW Equipment - Cannon Falls MN

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This Railroad MOW Equipment was parked on a siding at a grain handling facility on 5th Street North at Ohio Street West in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Minnesota

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 9/19/2010

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Kolejowy Samobiezny Zuraw Parowy // Steam Self-propelled Rail Crane

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Śląskie, Poland

date approved: 12/10/2013

last visited: never

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Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way EquipmentCNR Speeder - St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

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A stationary display of a Speeder outside of the Railway Coastal Museum in St. John's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

date approved: 12/4/2013

last visited: never

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