Atlas O Premier Russell Snow Plow

For railroads in much of the U.S. and Canada, dealing with snow is a perennial problem. The earliest railroad plows were likely derived from agricultural plows, and were the first instance of a plow being pushed from behind rather than pulled by horses or oxen. In 1840, little more than a decade after the first steam engine plied American rails, Charles Lowbaert was granted a patent for a wedge, or “bucker,” railroad plow. Like our model, that pioneering snowplow featured an inclined plane to bring the snow up off the rails and a pointed, triangular wedge to throw it to both sides of the track. Over time, railroad plows evolved into an arsenal of equipment ranging from engine-mounted blades to the ultimate snowfighting weapon, the rotary snow plow.

Features:

  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Stamped Metal Floors
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Operates On O-31 Curves (3-Rail)

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3-Rail Item# Road Name
November 2021
3-Rail MSRP: $89.95
O Russell Snow Plow
3009970 Canadian National (Red/White) 
3009971 Maine Central (Green/Gold) 
3009972 Milwaukee Road (Red/Black)
3009973 New York Central* (Brown/Black)
3009974 Union Pacific (Brown/White)
3009975 Rio Grande (Orange/Black)  
*CSX Licensed Product