CMQ Russell Snow Plows

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CMQ Russell Snow Plows

Post by Dcl1332 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:20 pm

Was wondering how many Russell Snow Plows from Iron Works and MMA Days dose CMQ still have running. I remember last winter they used VB 152 (Old BAR x52 ?) and VB 103 (old CP 401008). I also read that they pick up ME 64525 when they took over the Rockland Branch no clue if it’s still in use. Are any of the others still around. Think there was VB 101 and 102 (old CP) and a number of BAR/ VB Plows don’t remember all the numbers.

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Re: CMQ Russell Snow Plows

Post by 690 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:20 pm

The Maine Eastern plow went to NBSR, not CMQ. They've got one of the BAR Russell plows, then three or four of the ex-CP wedge plows (two or three in Maine, and then another one is at Newport, VT). There is also an old CP spreader at Millinocket, no idea if that's usable or not.

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Re: CMQ Russell Snow Plows

Post by Dick H » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:05 pm

CMQ Plow extra today (2/8) VB plow. Thanks to Richard Deuso for the photo. ... otoindex=0" onclick=";return false;

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Re: CMQ Russell Snow Plows

Post by MEC407 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:22 am

Video by Maine Train Chaser:" onclick=";return false;
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Re: CMQ Russell Snow Plows

Post by woodeen » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:38 pm

Awesome video, thanks for posting

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