maintenance of way

Maintenance of Way trains are operated as extra trains in between sessions, when tracks are clear of traffic. MoW railcars, like all non-revenue equipment, carry road numbers between 900-999.
Maintenance of Way roster:

901	Diner
902	Rotary Snowplow
903	Track cleaner
908	Water car
910	Tool car
911	35' ballast hopper
912	GP20 locomotive
916	Wheel car
921	30' ballast hopper
923	40' flat
925	Office car
933	30' ballast hopper
938	Engineering car
947	Loader transport 
956	Caboose, MoW
957	Weed sprayer
966	30' ballast hopper
973	Kitchen car
977	30' ballast hopper
982	Bunk car
987	30' ballast hopper
990	Section Work Car
992	Section Work Car
Here are some of the MoW railcars in use:

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Diner 901 is shared between the business train and the work trains. This replaced an earlier MoW kitchen car which was just a converted boxcar, and did not provide any seating.

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Rotary 902 is staged at Pamola at the beginning of the winter, so it can clean the line through Cascade Pass while moving downgrade.

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GP20 912 is permanently assigned to the MoW trains. It is old and dirty, but it always starts!

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947 is a boxcar which has been converted to carry the loader. Most of the body was cut off, and a rollup door installed both for security and protection from the elements. It also carries two ramps used for loading/unloading.

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957 is the weed sprayer car, which has swingout arms to squirt herbicide along the ROW as needed. The operator rides in the cupola and controls the arms from there. It is considered bad form to take out a block signal.

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982 is the bunk car, brought along for those longer-term projects.

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992 is a Section Work Car. There are two of these, one assigned to each section. This is the only car used for day-to-day maintenance. The caboose section provides a place for workers to ride and have lunch. The container provides secure tool and supply storage. This car must always be hauled as the last car, and with the container door facing the rear, to allow space for accessing equipment.

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