Talk:Rotary snowplow

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Power sources[edit]

Is it true that the Milwaukee Road had one or more snowplows that were powered by catenary? SpaceCaptain 21:53, 24 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

No, I don't think so. They had a couple F7B units (X1 and X2) for rotary power and some wedge plows (like one that is currently on static display in Harlowton), but I don't recall seeing anything about rotaries powered off the wire. Slambo (Speak) 14:20, 25 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, at least one, X900212, was able to power the rotary plow drive shaft from either the overhead catenary or a following diesel unit. In either case, it required an accompanying locomotive to push the unit. [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:00, 5 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I just found the photo I was remembering: X900215 SpaceCaptain 15:27, 25 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]