This locomotive is one of the former SP GP38-2 locomotives equipped for snow removal on Donner Pass. Teamed with UP 575, an SP-built MOW flanger plow is coupled behind the units.
UP 572's icicle antlers have been raised into position to break the long and heavy icicles that hang down from the Donner Pass tunnel portals.
Although it was warm and sunny in Roseville, UP 572 is on-call and ready to depart for Donner Pass where it can snow any day of the year.
Photo by by David DeRouen - April 2004.
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