Snow Plow Extras

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Let’s take a trip to southwestern Ontario, to capture snow plow action on Canadian Pacific and Canadian National branch lines. This footage was shot in 1988, and most of these lines are now abandoned.

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Let’s take a trip to southwestern Ontario, to capture snow plow action on Canadian Pacific and Canadian National branch lines. This footage was shot in 1988, and most of these lines are now abandoned! We spent 10 days in the Stratford area and recorded 8 different plow extras. As power we see 5 different CN F7s, plus a CN GP9, andCP Alco C424s and RS18s at work. We also see 3 different types of wedge plows including the black teflon painted plow from London, Ontario. A plow extra is a rare train to see, except on this DVD! Lines covered are the CN lines to Goderich (twice), Port Elgin, and Owen Sound. CP Plows run to Owen Sound, and Goderich which was the second to last run of a plow on this line. All these lines are gone now except the CN Goderich Sub. If all this isn’t enough we obtained some old film of a plow wreck at Granton, Ont. in 1971 where the plow flipped over in a deep cut. We found the plow foreman and he gives us his account of the accident on camera in 1988. This is one of the rarest pieces of train film I have ever seen. Then we end the video with a shot at Granton in 1988 of a Plow Extra going through the same spot on the CN.

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3 reviews for Snow Plow Extras

  1. Ron

    This movie is a follow up to another Greg Scholl production “Snow Plow with CN F7’s”. The runs in Ontario Canada are exciting to watch and sometimes wide open.

  2. rrvideoman, Delisle Saskatchewan

    Midwestern Ontario is known for corn, soyabeans, and cattle. And snow, lots of snow. Located in the lea of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, this region is “Canada’s snowbelt”. Winter time work is a challenge even on a good day, and railroading was just that. Greg Scholl has done a fine job capturing some of the final days of snow plows on lines that would never again see a snow plow. There are times during the movie that you may question the reason on running a plow as the region is fairly open and wind blown, but then the plow hits a major drift and the snow really flies. Due to the road conditions, it is difficult to follow the plows through out the region. It is an area where road closures are normal so much because of blowing as because of snow falling. An excellent job done. And yes, one plow really does fly. Listen to the plow foreman who was in the plow the day it took wings. Thanks to a ‘home video’, we can see it as he tells the story. Today, the only line remaining is the Goderich Exeter. Snow plows are no longer common even with the snow belt. Greg Scholl has captured a piece of history for all of us to enjoy. Thanks Greg. To the video collectors: This is one you’ll treasure for many years. Enjoy.

  3. Ricky

    While the program itself contains the original 1988 editing, this was a long time ago today about 45 years ago, when we have vintage silent films of the snow plow accident.

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