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MEC Spreader-Ditcher-Snowplow

Spreader-Ditcher-Snowplow in the B&M yard in Plainville, CT

Photographed by Robert Martinchek, March 15, 1983.
Added to the photo archive by Robert Martinchek, February 27, 2018.
Railroad: Maine Central.

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In the catalogue this is known as a Spreader-Ditcher-Snowplow. The spreader had solid wings (no joints). The Spreader-ditcher had the joints in the wings to form the ditch. The snowplow was an eventual obvious addition. Note the teeth for breaking up hardpack and ice. I have no information on how successful this was as a snowplow. Such information would be a welcome comment.

Posted by Steven Hall on 2018-02-27 15:56:34

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