The Jordan Spreader Takes On Donner Pass

The Jordan Spreader Takes On Donner Pass | Train Fanatics Videos

It’s down to the nitty gritty for these snow removal teams!

The Jordan Spreader is shown here after an accumulation of 4-6 feet of snow while crossing the Cascade Bridge on the Donner Pass.

The historic Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains can accumulate over 65 feet of snow in a single season and presents major challenges to the railroad during the winter.

This Jordan Spreader is one of the “J” series with the cab forward, small platform at the rear, built around 1962. She also has, by spreader standards, a medium blade, broken wing, and hydraulic brace locks.

Let us know if you have seen this type of spreader at work. We would love to hear about your experience!

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