A SNOWPLOW RECORD

Author Unknown

Like Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, The C. P. R. snow plow, sent out from Souris on Monday, May 8, 1950 to clear the line on the Lyleton branch, “will go down in history”.

The remnants of last weekend’s snow storm in this part of the province hung around so long that it was found advisable to have the plow sent to the branch line to clear the track of snow, which in some places reached a height of seven feet.

May 8th is believed to have established itself as a record date for snow plow to be called into action in these parts.

Monday’s train crew was made up as follows: George Stokes, Conductor, Johnny Raeside, tail-end trainman, and Harold Topps, head-end trainman; Andy Petrick, engineer; Ray Johnson, fireman.