Reading and Northern Has No Time For Snow Plows
This 262,000 pound locomotive clears snow like the boss!
Located in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, Reading and Northern’s #2533 is seen here bashing through the snow clearing the line after 27 inches of powder snow fell the night before!
It must be quite a ride for the engineer to not know what is under the snow on the tracks while blasting through the drifts!
Quick facts about N & R #2533
- Power – Diesel Electiric
- Build dates – 1969 – 1970
- Horse power – 2.300hp
- Builder – General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
- Model – GP#39
Let us know if you have your own experience in getting blasted by snow from a passing train! We would love to hear about it!