Delivery to members: January 2023
SOLD OUT from CTTA
Check your local hobby shop for availability
Dec. 2, 2021 – MEMBER SPECIAL ! The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that Atlas O is manufacturing a Pacific Great Eastern Railway snowplow with the former MTH dies. This limited production “O” gauge car comes in two road numbers in 3 rail. Delivery is expected in late 2022 or early 2023. Prototype model shown.
As a thank you to all the members who continue to support our Club Car Program, we are offering a special price for this car. The retail price of this Atlas O snowplow is $ 90.00 plus shipping. CTTA members can buy a maximum of two PGE Snow Plow cars for the special price of $ 40.00 each, which includes shipping.
Features: Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body – 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 – Operating Interior Cab Light – Unit Measures:9 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 4 5/8 – Operates On O-27 Curves.
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.