Town of Ellisburg, NY

We’re back on the plow chasing tour of the North Country today with a stop in the Town of Ellisburg, NY and what a stop it is!

Snow Plow Trucks

Like most Towns in Jefferson County heavy snow fall is a way of life so it stands to reason some older plows might be lurking in the shadows. Ellisburg provided these rigs and then some. Of course there were some new trucks to be found with some nice looking middle age Internationals but they were all over shadowed by two classics. First, a mint condition Walter N model.

Walter Snow Fighter

So clean you could eat off it! The crew at Ellisburg was nice enough to let Ryan behind the wheel and even nicer to let him video tape it! At one point I thought he was going to head to the street and make a run for Canada.

Tucked away in a back corner of the town garage was a treasure in the form of truly vintage Snow Fighter.

Walter Snow Fighter

Plenty of cool stuff in the outer barn. I see what looks like a 4×4 Series, a Vohl Snowblower and yet another Walter.


Disney World for plow chasers! My hat is off to Ryan!

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5 Responses to Town of Ellisburg, NY

  1. Jeff says:

    That Walters N is Awesome!Great to see some towns holding on to the old iron.

  2. Joe says:

    Yeah, Ryan really nailed that one. That old number 83 tucked away is a real find. Look closely…that Walter looks pre-war to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a ’39 or ’40 vintage. Great stuff.

    • Mike Bartlett says:

      Great to see them still in service!!! Sure wish I lived closer. Besides the N-cab one, the ones in the garage look like some big ACUS models. That vintage Walter sure is quite a classic. With it being that old, that might have the real old 5 speed Walter transmission. If not, it’s probably one of the oldest ones with the 6 forward/2 reverse transmission.

  3. Joe says:

    Mike, you might be right about the Walter parked next to the ACL Autocar. It sure looks like an ACUS model. But, that Walter in the garage next to the Vohl blower probably isn’t an ACUS. If you closely you can see the rear wheel hub revealing it has the B series axles. So, my guess is either a FGBS or FCBS and looks identical to the ’63 I got to drive over at the Town of Sullivan.

    • Mike Bartlett says:

      At closer observation, I do see the B-axle now. The one next to the ACL, there are pictures of it out plowing on P 580 of the DOT/City/Town thread on plowsite. By the way, I just saw on imagery from TerraServer that as of August that big QCUS from Dobbin’s with the V903 Cummins and Allison automatic is still just sitting in their now closed yard. Thankfully, people have told me no scrapping is going on and everything has been pretty much the same since after the auction. At this point, I’m hoping my friend and I can rescue it when the weather warms up!!

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