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Black River Railroad Historical Trust- The Fairmont Crane.
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Black_River_Joe
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Black River Railroad Historical Trust- The Fairmont Crane.
 
« on: Dec 18th, 2009, 6:20am »
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Hi Everyone,
 
For the past four years, the Black River Railroad Historic Trust (BRRHT) has started a restoration on a W64 Fairmont Derrick Crane. The Crane was purchased new for use on the Black River & Western Railroad from the mid 1960's. Unfortunatly, the crane was used and used over the years at the BR&W, until they did not need it anymore. Basically, the crane sat growing in the weeds for years. Recently, We have made sufficient progress to the crane. I have been on the project for the past two years, from when I first joined the BRRHT. All of the hours that I had worked on the crane are now finally starting to pay off. Since I have started with the crane, I was able to complete a whole list of things.
-Wire wheel crane and boom, prep for primer.
-Spray primer, and prep for paint.
-Safety yellow was the color of choice, for any modelers out there...
-We flipped the crane over to re-drill the holes for the wheels. They had been mounted an inch or so off from where they were supposed to be located.
-While the wheels were off, we painted the entire bottom (Safety yellow)
-Mounted the wheels
-Flip back over
-Moved crane to north end of the BR&W property
-Painted top and boom
-drilled out old cotter pins in certain places
-Replaced brake spring
-Adjusted brakes
-Attached rail clamps on both ends
-Purchased wood for decking.
-Cut wood and laid out.
 
There are just a few things to be purchased and some things bolted down.
 
Thanks for reading.
 
 I will soon be posting pictures of the cranes progress, and when the next work days are, so that anyone can help out.  
 
Joe Monaco


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Help!!! Restore the BRW equipment by joining the Black River Historical Trust. www.brrht.org

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Black_River_Joe
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 19th, 2009, 10:25pm »
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As Promised...
 

 

 

 

 


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