~ Updated Monday, March 14, 2016 ~

This, of course, is how the "OY" looked throughout the 1940's and up into 1952. If it seems "too clean" to you, recall that this was a "working" piece of equipment. Not some run-down derelict figment of someone's imagination. And as such, it was important that it stay in good repair. Though the Rotaries didn't see service each and every winter, mainly because the pilot mounted plows of the big "K's" could generally keep up with the snowfall as they traveled back and forth over Cumbres Pass hauling the "San Juan"... But when they were needed, THEY WERE NEEDED, and the time for maintenance had long since past.

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