Back in the day, the Lehigh Valley's Alco C-628's were nicknamed "Snowbirds" in reference to their unique-for-the LV white paint scheme. But #631 is living up to the name in more ways than one as its pilot shows evidence of a substantial snowy encounter as it heads up a westbound merchandise freight.
It must have been cold in northern New Jersey on this February 1971 day. Sunny skies and lack of snow accumulation on the ground in Bound Brook indicates that the snowdrift must have been encountered the previous day on the way down from Buffalo and the evidence has not yet melted.
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