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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