Canadian Pacific Snowplow, 1923

Summary

This plow is one of thirty-six built by Canadian Pacific's Angus Shops in Montreal between 1920 and 1929. It is a 20-ton, wedge-type plow made for use on a single track. Built without a self-contained power source, one or two locomotives pushed this snowplow. Although they are seldom seen in action, snowplows are necessary to prevent the derailing of trains.

This plow is one of thirty-six built by Canadian Pacific's Angus Shops in Montreal between 1920 and 1929. It is a 20-ton, wedge-type plow made for use on a single track. Built without a self-contained power source, one or two locomotives pushed this snowplow. Although they are seldom seen in action, snowplows are necessary to prevent the derailing of trains.

Artifact

Railroad snowplow

Date Made

September 1923

Subject Date

1923-1990

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Transportation - Trains

Object ID

91.400.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of CP Rail.

Material

Steel

Color

Black (Color)
Red
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 14.917 ft

Width: 10 ft

Length: 32.125 ft

Inscriptions

Location not noted: CANADIAN / PACIFIC / SERVICE / 400850 Location not noted: CP / 400850 Location not noted: DANGER! / BLOCK WINGS OUT OR / TRAIN RESERVOIRS / BEFORE GOING BEHIND WINGS

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