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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Wedge Snowplow No. 205065 (S)
No. 205065 is a wedge snowplow. Wedge plows push snow to the side of the rail line. This one is attached to a flat car loaded with rock and steel to provide stability.
Colorado & Southern Rotary Snowplow No. 99201 (S)
This C&S rotary snowplow operated over a number of Colorado mountain lines from 1899 until 1965. Large spinning blades on the front threw snow high and far to either side of the track, clearing the way for trains. Power to spin the rotary blades was generated by a steam engine located in the plow. The plow cannot move itself and must be pushed by locomotives.