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Union Pacific Rotary Snow Plow – Heaviest Ever Made – 3000 HP 16 Cylinder

Written By: Snow Blowing Man - Jul• 26•15

This is one mean looking machine for sure. It’s a 1966 Union Pacific Rotary Snow plow that’s powered by a 16 cylinder, 3000 HP Turbo Diesel. It has 12 foot Rotary blades that turn at up to 150 RPM’s. It’s the heaviest machine of this type ever built, weighing in at 367400 Lbs. It takes 3 or 4 Locomotives to push this plow at 4 to 6 mph. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching! Instrumental background track is, Cowboy Whiskey, and it was provided, royalty-free, by Train railroad locomotive Union Pacific rotary snow plow blower removal turbo diesel blades rotating thrower tracks
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Originally posted 2011-08-19 05:11:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. trct633 says:

    UP built a few of these from the ground up, not recycled diesels. None have been used in 30 years, and with the steam required for heating, may never be used again.
    UP has two still on their roster, available should the snows return to the high mountains again. Too prone to break, to expensive (labor wise) to operate. Cheaper to keep trains running over the passes and using flangers to keep the tracks clear.

  2. lewigimole says:

    chuck norris loves to drive these down the freeway

  3. MegaDoug34 says:

    thanks for that. Are there any that are still operational?

  4. 554687858 says:

    Dude, you’re right – that is an impressive piece of equipment! Beautiful, actually.

  5. alibabybibi2 says:


  6. RamblinAround says:

    @randommagnum Thanks for watching and commenting, I appreciate it!

  7. randommagnum says:

    Thanks for taking that video. That thing is truly awesome.

  8. 1favoritos says:

    I remember seeing that term on private cars and wondering if they all had some sick sense of humor? They did not. It means that the engine or car can not be coupled using a hump in the railyard. They get moving pretty fast coming down the hump and slam into the standing cars at the bottom.

  9. deplepfan says:

    @RamblinAround Very nice vid love the Trains

  10. Prestologs says:

    It appears to be made from an old “B” unit. Power is probably from a 16-645 or 567 EMD.

  11. fcentaur says:

    What curved railway is on 3:48? Tram?

  12. monstermatt2 says:

    @insaneman3000 LOL

  13. Larryc206 says:

    Someone tell me what “do not hump” means in this video. I know what it means elsewhere.

  14. crash25016 says:

    lmao really massive unit…. thats what she said

  15. bostonguy01 says:

    @RamblinAround well thanks for replyin to all my questions

  16. RamblinAround says:

    @jgong8638 No problem, thanks for watching. Glad you found it interesting.

  17. RamblinAround says:

    @bostonguy01 I’d have to ask if it would still run. It’s been out of service for a good while, so I would guess not. Thanks for watching!

  18. RamblinAround says:

    @insaneman3000 It still makes me laugh, even though I know what it means. Thanks for watching!

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  20. jgong8638 says:

    Thanks for the video. Great closeup of the front blades. Stuff like this is so cool.

  21. bostonguy01 says:

    does that thing still run like if you used it would still be able to work

  22. RamblinAround says:

    @bwarrrrk Thanks for watching!

  23. RamblinAround says:

    @DaveMan640 Thanks for the added info, I appreciate it. Thanks for watching!

  24. DaveMan640 says:

    hump means- A raised section in a rail sorting yard that allows operators to use gravity to move freight railcars into the proper position within the yard when making up trains of cars (that is, humping the cars). This is faster and requires less effort than moving cars with a switching engine

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