C.P.R. Snow Plough #400884


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The Historical Village is closed for the season, aside from special events. Gasoline Alley Museum and the Railway Café are open year-round!

Exhibit Details

Area

The Rail Yard

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Category

Train

About the C.P.R. Snow Plough #400884

A safe and reliable rail service depended on the prompt removal of snow and ice from the tracks. The oldest and most common form of snow mover was the push plough. This unit consisted of a substantially built railcar with a wedge-shaped front end. Motive power was supplied by one or more locomotives which pushed the plough from behind.

C.P.R. #400884 is a wing-type snow plough built in 1911 at the company’s Angus Shops in Montreal. Its improved design includes an all-steel construction, flangers for clearing the space between the rails and extendable wings to push the snow further out to the sides.

C.P.R. Snow Plough #400884

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