The stuff at the bottom of the picture is paint supplies and an adjustable wrench. It is nice to see that they are actively maintaining this unit. One problem with some museums is that they get equipment, but then they don't have enough volunteers to maintain the equipment and it ends up rotting away anyhow.
Since I was not willing to chop down that power pole, I'm afraid the background of this shot has a lot of clutter.
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Essentially all spreaders on railroads are older plows that have been rebuilt if necessary. This new plow, built by Jordan plow successor Harsco enjoys better and new technology and a substantially heavier weight on the trucks (80 tons).
Mark Gillings BNSF has purchased a few of these and may have one or two more coming.
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