Re: 900081 is at the National Museum of Transportation - St. Louis
Author: Hot Water
Date: 01-11-2021 - 10:58

ES Wrote:
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> Quote from the Museum's web page.
>
> RAIL: FREIGHT
> 1966
> Union Pacific #900081 Rotary Snow Plow
> Rotary Snow Plow
> TYPE
> Union Pacific
> BUILDER
> This is the largest and heaviest rotary snowplow
> built. It is 56'2" long, 17' high and weighs
> 376,400 pounds. (That's the same as 62 African
> Elephants!) Its 12' diameter cutting wheel could
> throw snow far to either side of the track as it
> was pushed forward at four to six mph. Its
> hydraulically operated wings can open to permit a
> 14' wide cutting swath of snow. The cutting wheel
> can revolve up to 150 rpm. It is not self
> propelled and must be pushed by up to four
> locomotives.
> A steam generator heats the carburetor,


OK,,,,,,,I'll bite. Just where is the "carburetor" located on a diesel powered rotary snowplow?


prevents
> the fuel and water pipes from freezing and thaws
> out the cutting wheel if it gets stuck. The plow
> engineer controls both the plow and the trailing
> locomotives. The circular windows in the front of
> this plow revolve to keep them clear from snow.



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  Re: 900082 is the newest rotary plow around (built in 1971 Nudge 01-15-2021 - 17:10
  Re: 900082 is the newest rotary plow around (built in 1971 Hot Water 01-15-2021 - 17:18
  Re: 900082 is the newest rotary plow around (built in 1971 I got it 01-15-2021 - 17:26
  Re: 900081 is at the National Museum of Transportation - St. Louis ES 01-11-2021 - 08:35
  Re: 900081 is at the National Museum of Transportation - St. Louis Hot Water 01-11-2021 - 10:58
  Re: 900081 is at the National Museum of Transportation - St. Louis Dr Zarkoff 01-12-2021 - 20:14
  Re: 900081 is at the National Museum of Transportation - St. Louis Mr. Goodwrench 01-12-2021 - 20:17
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