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Old 01-22-2004, 02:03 AM   #4
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Those are Jordan Spreaders. Used for a variety of tasks such as profiling earth adjacent to the tracks to provide drainage. SP (and now UP) frequently use the Spreaders in the Sierras to clear snow up to several feet deep. They hold off using the rotary snow plows as much as possible as once they're used, you're pretty much committed to continuing with them through the snow season due to the deep trenches they'll make, especially in cuts. These are too deep for the Spreaders to handle.
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