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SVRy. Engine # 18 in winter with snowplow engine in the lead.

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Collection Hawley, Brooks
Date of photo 1929 ca.
Description SVRy. Engine # 18 in winter with snowplow engine in the lead.

Brooks Hawley notes: The snowplow was much used beyond Sumpter. Usually through the valley, flanges mounted just ahead of the locomotive wheels threw a pretty spray of snow and was sufficient to keep the track clear. The engine left a plume of steam along the valley, to put the sun in exlipse and then soon fade away. No. 1 was a standby on the passenger train. There was an earlier No. 1, too. Whoop, this isn't No. 1,more likely No. 18.
Object ID 1992.1.730
Place Sumpter Valley
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