PLOW EXTRA

One operation done on occasion is a Plow Extra.  Typically, snowplow X662 is moved to a garden track beside the roundhouse.

X662 (Russell, 1941), after one season keeping the Railroad’s tracks clear in a snowy Buffalo, is brought up from the Car Shop.  Being new rolling stock, she was mechanically inspected and adjusted along with some touch-up paint applied.  She will be stored on a garden track at Fillmore Avenue Roundhouse.  Here’s how it goes…

IMG_2712We find our train in staging (NYC X662, 0-6-0 NYC 234, and Caboose 20097).

IMG_2716After a test run on nearby trackage, the train enters roundhouse Inbound 1 lead and passes the inspection pits, the coaling tower, and the wash pits.

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As the train gets to the turntable it drops the caboose.

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The turntable is aligned to Garden Track 2 and X662 is spotted.

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Our Teakettle then backs to collect the caboose and they are turned complete to Ready Track 1 for the outbound trip.

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This is adds a nice variety to operations.

 

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