P&W snow removal equipment

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P&W snow removal equipment

Postby BerndinMA » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:59 am

With the big storm that we are having it got me wondering what types and where it is stored does the Providence and Worcester RR have. They must have some. I don't remember seeing it when I was last down near the worcester engine house, though I admit I was looking at locomotives at the time. Does anyone have any info to share?
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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby Pwrrfan » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:47 am

I think the P&W temporarily leases one from another railroad but I'm not 100% sure on that.
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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby v8interceptor » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:23 pm

From what I've observed in my neighborhood (the East Providence secondary) they mostly rely on the plows on the pilots of their locomotives. I know that after the Blizzard of 2013 they borrowed a Russell type wedge plow from the Green mountain railroad.
I know that P&W does not own any of that type of plow and I don't think they own any Jordan spreaders either...
I would not be surprised if they have plow attachments for some of their M.O.W equipment like ballast regulators...
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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby Lmiller » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:03 pm

There is a GMRC Russell Plow behind the engine house !
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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby v8interceptor » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:15 pm

Lmiller wrote:There is a GMRC Russell Plow behind the engine house !


Guess they leased it again..wonder if it's been run down the "main line" to Valley Falls yet?
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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby Lmiller » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:01 pm

v8interceptor wrote:
Lmiller wrote:There is a GMRC Russell Plow behind the engine house !


Guess they leased it again..wonder if it's been run down the "main line" to Valley Falls yet?

I believe it has been there since last year,,, not sure what the lease/loan arrangement is on that unit !
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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby MEC407 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:08 pm

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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby Lmiller » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:45 am

Great pics,,, thanks for sharing MEC407
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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby ALcocentury » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:20 pm

Fantastic Pictures,thanks for sharing,I enjoyed them very much.

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Re: P&W snow removal equipment

Postby Knucklehead » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:36 pm

Great pics!!! Thanks for sharing.
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