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UP Wedge Snow Plows

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Wedge Snow Plows

Single-Track Wedge Plow (without cab)

1959
Number
Previous
Number
Builder Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
UP 900000 UP 51344 UPRR Sep 1974 1993 1

General Notes:

a. UP 90000 was built as UP 51344, an F-50-15 flat car built in June 1951; rebuilt to snow plow in September 1974; assigned to Blackfoot, Idaho, to keep Aberdeen and Scoville branches clear of snow; sold to Eastern Idaho Railroad in 1993; as of February 2014, stored at Ririe, Idaho. (1992 photo)
   

Single-Track Wedge Plow (without cab)

1959
Number
As-Built
Number
Built From
Tender
Builder Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
UP 900001 UP 01 12-C-203 UPRR Jul 1949   1
UP 900002 UP 02 12-C-213 UPRR Sep 1949   2
UP 900003 UP 03 12-C-218 UPRR Sep 1949   3
UP 900004 UP 04 12-C-219 UPRR Sep 1949 Apr 1972  

General Notes:

a. Rebuilt by UP from retired steam locomotive tenders

Notes:

1. UP 900001 was built in 1949 as UP 01; renumbered to UP 900001 in May 1959; assigned to Idaho Falls, Idaho; as of February 2014, assigned to Blackfoot, Idaho.
2. UP 900002 was built in 1949 as UP 02; renumbered to UP 900002 in December 1959; last assigned to Oroville, California; donated to Feather River Rail Society, Portola, California (photo)
3. UP 900003 was built in 1949 as UP 03; renumbered to UP 900003 in April 1959; last assigned to Soda Springs, Idaho; still there as of September 2006 (photo)
4. UP 900004 was built in 1949 as UP 04; renumbered to UP 900004 in March 1959; sold to Columbia-Geneva Steel in April 1972 for use on United States Steel's Atlantic City iron ore railroad; rails torn up in 1986; plow scrapped in 1987
   

Single-Track Wedge Plow (with cab and flanger)

1959
Number
As-Built
Number
Built From
Tender
Builder Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
UP 900005 UP 05 13-C-114 UPRR Jul 1949   1
UP 900006 UP 06 12-C-130 UPRR Aug 1949 Oct 1962 2
UP 900007 UP 07 12-C-147 UPRR Aug 1949   3
UP 900008 UP 08 12-C-149 UPRR Aug 1949 Jan 1981 4

General Notes:

a. Rebuilt by UP from retired steam locomotive tenders

Notes:

1. UP 900005 was built in 1949 as UP 05; renumbered to UP 900005 in June 1959; last assigned to Columbus, Nebraska; displayed at Emmett, Idaho (photo)
2. UP 900006 was built in 1949 as UP 06; renumbered to UP 900006 in January 1959; sold to Columbia-Geneva Steel in October 1962 for use on United States Steel's Atlantic City iron ore railroad; rails torn up in 1986; plow scrapped in 1987
3. UP 900007 was built in 1949 as UP 07; renumbered to UP 900007 in May 1963; last assigned to Spokane, Washington; at Spokane, Washington (photo)
4. UP 900008 was built in 1949 as UP 08; renumbered to UP 900008 in June 1959; retired in January 1981
   

Single-Track Wedge Plow

1959
Number
As-Built
Number
Built From
Tender
Builder Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
UP 900013 UP 013 12-C-155 UPRR Dec 1953 Dec 1979  
UP 900014 UP 014 12-C-136 UPRR Dec 1953 Jun 1979  
UP 900015 UP 015 12-C-115 UPRR Dec 1953   at Laramie, Wyoming (photo)

Single-Track Wedge Plow

1959
Number
Previous
Number
Builder Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
UP 900016 CRI&P 95580 CRI&PRR Dec 1951   ex CRI&P; at Limon, Colorado (photo)

General Notes:

a. Rebuilt by CRI&P in 1951 from retired steam locomotive tender; to UP in June 1981; assigned to Oakley, Kansas
b. See also: "UP's Ex-Rock island Snow Plow" by James L. Ehernberger, The Streamliner, Volume 8, Number 1, 1992, page 32
   

Double-Track Wedge Plow

1959
Number
As-Built
Number
Builder Date
Built
Built From
Tender
Date
Retired
Notes
UP 900020 UP 020 UPRR 1949 12-C-108   at Cheyenne, Wyoming (photo)
UP 900021 UP 021 UPRR 1949 13-C-120   at Cheyenne, Wyoming (photo)
UP 900022 UP 022 UPRR 1949 13-C-119   at Green River, Wyoming (photo)
UP 900023 UP 023 UPRR 1949 12-C-140    
             

Flat Car Wedge Plow

1959
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Fourth
Number
Builder Date
Rebuilt
Date
Retired
Notes
OSL 900030 OSL 1754 OSL 59853 OSL 02018 OSL 030 UPRR 1923 Oct 1974 at Ashton, Idaho
UP 900031 UP 55532 UP 031     UPRR 1958 Dec 1973  
OSL 900032 OSL 10829 OSL 58123 OSL 032   UPRR 1958 Mar 1979  

General Notes:

a. UP 900030 was built in December 1907 as OSL F-40-2 flat car 1754; renumbered to OSL 59853 in October 1915; rebuilt to OSL wedge snow plow 02018 in November 1923; renumbered to OSL 030 in September 1949; renumbered to OSL 900030 in December 1959; retired in October 1974.
b. UP 900031 was built in June 1925 as UP F-50-5 flat car 55532; rebuilt to UP wedge snow plow 031 in September 1958; renumbered to UP 900031 in January 1959; retired in December 1973
c. UP 900032 was built in December 1913 as OSL F-50-4 flat car 10829; renumbered to OSL 58123 in November 1915; rebuilt to OSL wedge snow plow 032 in April 1958; renumbered to OSL 900032 in July 1959; retired in March 1979
d. UP Equipment Record: r1-0903 (UP 55500 series flat cars); r1-0904 (59800 series flat cars); r3-0632 (900000-900049 series Roadway series)

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