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Still Active GN Snowplows

Many Great Northern snowplows are still in use on today's Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Others ventured to new owners. A list of known still active GN snowplows.

GN#

CURRENT# PHOTOS

TYPE

GN SERIES

BUILT

BUILDER

LAST VERIFIED

REMARKS

X1500 RRVW 113 (Red River Valley and Western) Click for larger image Click for larger image Rotary Snowplow X1500 1954 for US Army Received 12/1966 William Bros Boiler & Mfg. Co. 2002

Apparently the rear 4-wheel truck replaced the original 6-wheel type.

Breckenridge, MN

Photos taken by Tom Kloster

X1507 BN 972552 Click for larger image   Rotary Snowplow X1507-X1508 1/1908 Alco July 2002

 

Glendive, MT

Photo taken July 22, 2002

X1509 BN 972555 Click for larger image Click for larger image Rotary Snowplow X1509 1/1925 Cooke Locomotive & Machine Works September 2004

 

Great Falls, MT

Photo taken

September 11, 2004

by Robert Ulberg

Minneapolis, MN

Photo taken

August 2, 2001

by Vlad Kedrovsky

X7303 BN 972813 Click for larger image Click for larger image Snow dozer X7303-X7306 12/1966  GN St. Cloud shops July 2002  

Sandpoint, ID

Photos taken July 19, 2002

X7305 BN 972514 Click for larger image Click for larger image Snow dozer X7303-X7306 12/1966  GN St. Cloud shops December 2001  

Skykomish, WA

Photos taken December 2001

by Lindsay Korst

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