Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

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Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:00 pm

I am trying to track the heritage of several Conrail Russell style snow plows and a scale test car I shot in Selkirk over the weekend... can anyone help?

Russell Snow Plows

CR 64577
CR 64567
CR 64573

Scale Test Car

CR 80012

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Postby LIRRNOVA55 » Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:20 pm

well, they can either be Prr, NYC, EL one was scrapped so thats out. NH possibly if it has a odd looking cupola. Hope this helps a little bit. . :-)
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Snow Plow

Postby HV4005 » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:44 am

Hello,

I do not know the answer to your question. but could you possible help me with this question on Snow Plow No. 64531 (Ex-NYC 625)? Looking for photos.
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Postby LIRRNOVA55 » Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:10 pm

Do you have anymore info on her?
where was it stationed?
i cant seem to find anything on it in my CR snow service manual roster
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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby Detroit » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:21 pm

Check Livernois Yard in SW Detroit. It probably had a snow plow a decade ago, when it was still Conrail before the sale. They must have a snow blower now, as I can hear a turbine running for hours after snow storms...
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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby scharnhorst » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:44 am

I believe Conrail 80012 to be Ex PRR 490389 Built in December 1917 with roller bearing trucks. I could not find any photos?
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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby chris carangi » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:36 am

Otto, here are the heritages of the snow plows you are looking for. These are coming from my 1986 Conrail MOW roster that I have.

CR 64755 ex NYC 653 blt 9-52
CR 64567 ex NHS 18 blt 5-42
CR 64573 ex DLE 95907 blt 2-47

Scale test car
CR 80012 ex PRR 490389 blt 1-19.

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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby scottychaos » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:07 pm

Its not 80012, but I photographed two "sister cars" 80014 and 80051, 25 years ago:

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Otto,
can you post your photo of 80012?
im curious if it looks the same as "my" cars..
probably all the same PRR pattern?

(80051 is a *slightly* different, newer version..photo shows "BLT 8-1934")

thanks,
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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby chris carangi » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:32 pm

Nice pic Scot.

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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby painterman » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:03 pm

This scale test car came down to Port Reading Junction on the OI16 on 12/30. I didn't have time to stick around - so I don't know if it stayed at Port Reading yard or if it went down to Browns.

http://rfarrell1969.rrpicturearchives.n ... id=2353562
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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby Noel Weaver » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:40 am

chris carangi wrote:Otto, here are the heritages of the snow plows you are looking for. These are coming from my 1986 Conrail MOW roster that I have.

CR 64755 ex NYC 653 blt 9-52
CR 64567 ex NHS 18 blt 5-42
CR 64573 ex DLE 95907 blt 2-47

Scale test car
CR 80012 ex PRR 490389 blt 1-19.

Chris


NH-S-18 was the regular snow plow in Waterbury, Connecticut back in 1956, 1957 and 1958. It is nice to know that it is still around and available.
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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby BSOR Patarak » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:04 pm

On the CR MOW Roster, are the Jordan Spreaders listed as well?

I am looking for builder numbers and heritage of two different units.

CR 64627 Built 1946 - was at Olean and then Buffalo
CR 64605.

I also wonder if CR had rebuilt either of them.

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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby Nova55 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:40 am

64627 was NYC was NYC 6312, built in 1946, Serial 811, Type A, Model 3-175. I have the full manual set/parks book for it.
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Re: Conrail snow plows and scale test cars

Postby Missyg24 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:13 am

Seen CR 80014 in Lock Haven yard (NS) two times in a week. What was it before CR?
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