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.