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 Post subject: NYS&W Utica NY Branch Snowplow Extra
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:58 am 

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Thus far, our winter's been an easy one here in Central NY as far as snowfall accumulation goes; however, our first "major" storm of the season dropped approx a foot of snow hereabouts on Monday prompting the NYS&W to run a snowplow work extra from Utica to Sangerfield, approx 22 miles. I missed the chance to photograph the crew while they were snowplowing the line to Sangerfield, but I did catch them on their return trip. Here are a few photos:

1) NYS&W GP40 3040 northbound, Utica, NY with snowplow in tow.

2) 3040 approaching ex-DL&W passenger station & NYC caboose (currently used as a hair salon), Utica, NY.

3) Passing Station.


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 Post subject: Re: NYS&W Utica NY Branch Snowplow Extra
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:02 am 

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4) Crossing Genesee St, Utica, NY.

5) At Schuyler's Street's Northerly End, Utica, NY.

6) Ex-DL&W Watchman's Tower Stands Vigil As Snowplow Extra Passes By.


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 Post subject: Re: NYS&W Utica NY Branch Snowplow Extra
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:05 am 

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Nice photos!

What is the history of that plow? It looks like a Russell product, but the cupola design is pretty unique. Must have come from somewhere with pretty tight clearances.

Steve Hunter


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 Post subject: Re: NYS&W Utica NY Branch Snowplow Extra
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:40 pm 

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Thanks for the compliment, Steve!

I've read that this plow was once owned by the US Air Force and used in connection with base operations at Griffiss AFB, Rome, NY. I've also read that it was acquired by the NYS&W in the early 1990's. Unfortunately, I have no further info on its history.

Here are two "slender-screen" YouTube videos I posted of this plow a few years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZqIkBVkBGY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf-Ixv5-nmw


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 Post subject: Re: NYS&W Utica NY Branch Snowplow Extra
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:28 pm 

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This is an O.F. Jordan built plow (Same guys that built the spreaders).


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 Post subject: Re: NYS&W Utica NY Branch Snowplow Extra
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:48 am 

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While, as noted above, I missed NYS&W plow 95 in action on Feb 2nd, the snow gods saw fit to send a lot more snow our way and I caught the Utica-Sangerfield snowplow operation on Feb 11th.

1. "Not Your Usual City Plow, Schuyler St, Utica"

2. "Passing Ex-DL&W Chadwicks Station"

3. "Climbing Paris Hill, Clayville, NY"


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 Post subject: Re: NYS&W Utica NY Branch Snowplow Extra
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:54 am 

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4. "High-Steppin' Across Main St, Clayville"

5. "Next Crossing In Sight, Clayville"

6. "Passing DL&W Milepost 270, Paris Station"


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:57 am 

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7. "Comes A Plow, Waterville"

8. "Another View, Waterville"

9. "Not A Bridge Too Far, Bridging NY Rt 12, Waterville"


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