Burlington Northern Snowplow 972803 WMX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 48° 14.236 W 101° 17.504
14U E 329837 N 5345211
Quick Description: This piece of Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way Equipment is located alonside the Railroad Museum of Minot at 19 1st Street NE in downtown Minot, North Dakota.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 7:59:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMHK99
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

Long Description:
This is not a powered rotary blower but rather a weighted car with a plow blade on the front end. It was pushed by a locomotive usually accompanied by other pieces of MOW equipment to handle any unusual circumstances that might apply. This type of plow was usually used on the open plains where snow depth was fairly uniform and shallow and large drifts did not accumulate. The bed of the car would be filled with sand or other heavy bulky material to keep the car on the tracks as it went about its work of clearing the tracks.
Is this a display or a maintenance facility location?: Display

Are there any fees and if so how much? (optional): 0.00

Website about this MOW waymark. (optional): Not listed

Additional site related to the MOW category. (optional): Not listed

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