With some snow in Pennsylvania, the Reading Railroad plow train comes out to clear the mainline of my Garden Railroad.
You’ll see the train struggle to get up the hill as it has to back up and attack the grade again and again until it makes it through.
The plow is made from some Bachman parts and the three GP-35s are custom altered and painted models that started life as GP-40 locos from Aristo-Craft. The plow is built around a brick to give it lots of good weight so it won’t lift up when it hits big piles of snow.
The trains get their power through the rails.
I could have put on more locos, but what would have been the fun in that? Real trains stall and have to back up so let’s replicate that in miniature, too.