Old Conrail Plow Truck

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cr9617
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Old Conrail Plow Truck

Post by cr9617 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:27 am

While going through some of my old prints, I found a couple of pictures of an old plow truck taken in Selkirk in 1998. Does anyone know the story behind this truck? Or the make and model? Obviously predates Conrail.

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ExCon90
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Re: Old Conrail Plow Truck

Post by ExCon90 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:57 pm

Just a guess, but I'm wondering if that's what they used to plow the intermodal terminal.

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Re: Old Conrail Plow Truck

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:37 pm

Looks like a retired NY Thruway snow blower truck,that CR picked up at a NY State surplus equipment auction.
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Re: Old Conrail Plow Truck

Post by mtuandrew » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:57 pm

It's a 1941-47 Ford. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1941_Ford" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

cr9617
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Re: Old Conrail Plow Truck

Post by cr9617 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Thanks guys! With that info I was able to find this picture, looks like a match.

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