Rotary Snowplow at WPRM

Mar 1
Mar 1

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum took advantage of recent snowfall to fire up their Southern Pacific rotary MW208 and its snail MW2881 for a training session, Saturday, February 25.  

Motive power was Western Pacific SW1500 1503, a far cry from its original job of switching WP yards in San Francisco and Oakland.  The event was even featured on KTVN Reno Channel 2 here.

Much thanks to Big Fish Creations for the video!  

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