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Canadian Pacific Snowplow, 1923

Canadian Car & Foundry Company1923-09

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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.

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  • Title: Canadian Pacific Snowplow, 1923
  • Creator: Canadian Car & Foundry Company
  • Date: 1923/1990
  • Date Created: 1923-09
  • Location: Canada, Quebec, Montreal, United States, New England
  • Subject Keywords: Railroad snowplows, Snowplows, Railroad trains, Railroads (Infrastructure), Snow removal, Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=177455
  • Object Name: Railroad snowplow
  • Object ID: 91.400.1
  • Image ID: THF442
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of CP Rail.

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