I received and email from Mike the other day wondering if I knew anything regarding the whereabouts of the truck you see below.
At first glance it may seem like just another truck in the weeds but there is a little more to it than that. We are looking at a Walter QKGS model specially designed for the NYS Thruway. Equipped with roll over plows and double wings, these trucks were modified to hit a top speed of 58 M.P.H. which is nothing short of amazing if you know anything about Walter Snow Fighters. This truck was one of three stationed at strategic points along the Thruway system. Depending on the need the Walters would race to the site of heavy snowfall. What a sight that must have been!
For many years this particular unit sat behind Greene Trucking outside of Amsterdam, NY. I remember seeing it many times myself during various journies but never felt compelled enough to stop for a closer look. Each day I bolster my claim to the title of world’s dumbest man! At some point in 2012 this truck disappeared. Some fear that it fell victim to the cutting torch but that gruesome idea has never been confirmed. Let’s keep hope alive. Do you know anything about this super plow? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.