When the Army Sno-Train was sold as surplus out of Fort Wainwright, AK, the Army surplus form contained an equipment inventory, images, and other operational information. The image below was included in the surplus package. Towards the end of the surplus document, it states “THIS VEHICLE WAS IN OPERATING CONDITION WHEN SHUT DOWN.” The “Locomotive” car was cited to weight 57,200 pounds. The “freight car” weight was cited at 29,400 pounds. The surplus sheet also states that there were “20 crates of spare parts, inventory available, are stored aboard, and are included in the sale.” I would have loved to take a look at those crates! More details coming in the book!
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