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Ray Stilwell

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« on: Oct 28th, 2006, 8:13pm »
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Here are some interesting examples of non-revenue equipment. Some old and some new pictures:
 
First "bobber" cabooses
 
LV96012 an interesting prospect for modeling.

 
LV2606 the one at Stroudsburg..

 
Other  oddball cabooses.
 
LV94062 a caboose for cranes..

 
LV96646 a transfer caboose.

 
 
The lifting machines:
 
A crane to go with it.

 
LV96534 a derrick dressed in Cornell Red.

 
LV96550 another derrick.

 
When the weather turns cold:
LV966609

 
LV96614

 
Finally, if you need to know if the scale is working properly.

 
 


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« Reply #1 on: Oct 29th, 2006, 4:18pm »
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The scale car was built in 1892, IIRC. It was the oldest piece of equipment on CR for many years, until it was sold to a museum.

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« Reply #2 on: Oct 30th, 2006, 1:20pm »
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I'd appreciate it if y'all would tell me what is known about these non-revenue cars, canes, and derricks.
 
I'm particularly interested in caboose  LV96012.
 
Also, is the derrick in the b&w pix above painted Cornell Red as in one of the other pictures, or was it black?


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« Reply #3 on: Oct 30th, 2006, 2:28pm »
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  Hi ray,
   The pic of the first 4 wheel caboose is unusual, It has details reminiscent of the eight wheel wood cabooses  (the way the side sheathing extends above the eaves at the cupola) and it is quite long for a four wheel buggy. Some four wheelers were rebuilt to eight wheel cabooses and this may be one of them.
 The steam crane, 96518, wasn't red at the time of that picture, all derricks or cranes were painted black until the early seventies and by then all steam powered cranes had been dieselized or scrapped. Ill see if I can find out the fate of 96518 in my materiels. Nice pic of the east side of the big shops in the background. The Sayre shops did all of the rebuilding and repair of the cranes in the southwest corner of the big shop building and the 96518 looks like it is in for service, note the small hook at the end of the boom is missing. From other details I would imagine this photo is fron the late 50's to early 60's.                Plow 96609A is a wooden Russell single track plow that was rebuilt by the  LV with steel sheathing and portholes in the sides (stock Russell plows had square windows). Plow 96614 is a steel Russell double track plow, on the double track plows all of the snow was pushed to the right instead of the single track plows pushing it to both sides. I believe that that little car that you refer to as a transfer caboose was at one time a flanger ( a flanger has a drop down blade that clears in between the rails) it has the same look as the LV flangers I have seen.
    Thanks for posting these pics, Ray, they are spectacular!
                     Lee


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« Reply #4 on: Oct 30th, 2006, 4:13pm »
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 Here is some more info. Crane 96518 was assigned to Oak Island, 100 ton capacity built 1910.
   Car 96646 is a flanger, built 1882, rebuilt and steel sheathed by LV shops. Flanger blade appears to be under car to the left between the trucks
  Snow plow 96609A built 1910, 96614 built 1940.
  Above info from the LVRR modeler site


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« Reply #5 on: Oct 30th, 2006, 11:28pm »
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  As of 6/15/64 there were three remaining 100 ton steam cranes on the LV. They were all gone (including the 9651 by 1967.
  The red crane in your post (96534) was built as a steam crane by Bucyrus in 1920 with a 120 ton rating. It had cast steel trucks and a steel cab applied at Sayre in 1944. It was repowered in 2/54 with an EMD 6-110 power plant.


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« Reply #6 on: May 14th, 2011, 5:01pm »
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I believe this requires some attention, will post some photos within the next week or so.
 
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« Reply #7 on: May 15th, 2011, 10:45am »
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Pictured below is LV 96503, an Industrial Brownhoist,  50-ton capacity steam crane, built in 1900.

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Pictured below is LV 96517, an Industrial Brownhoist,  100-ton capacity steam crane, built in 1910.
 


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« Reply #9 on: May 15th, 2011, 8:33pm »
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Ray,
    For some reason I cannot see the photos you sent, could you send them off forum? Don't know what the problem is as others apparently are able to see them.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15th, 2011, 10:38pm »
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on May 15th, 2011, 8:33pm, BlackDiamondRR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ray,
    For some reason I cannot see the photos you sent, could you send them off forum? Don't know what the problem is as others apparently are able to see them.
      Bud

 
Ray posted those photos almost 5 years ago..the links are now "dead"..the photos dont show up, for anyone..looks like they were hosted on the ISP he was using in 2006..he has probably since switched ISP's, and the photos went away..
 
Ray, we would love to see your photos restored!
you can probably still modify your post, and replace the links with new ones, if you want..if you no longer have a place to host them, send me an email, and I can get them on-line for you: sscotsman at yahoo dot com.
 
Scot
 
 


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« Reply #11 on: May 16th, 2011, 6:11am »
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Pictured below is LV 96533, a Bucyrus, 150-ton capacity, built in 1915.

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« Reply #12 on: May 16th, 2011, 3:41pm »
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Ray,
    My apologies, and Scot, thanks for pointing that out! Duh....! I should have looked at the original posting date before I responded. Getting scary sometimes as I approach the big Six Four!
     Bud


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Pictured below is LV 95569, an Industrial Works, 30-ton capacity crane, built in 1924.

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« Reply #14 on: May 18th, 2011, 10:26pm »
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Previousily posted that wrecking cranes LV 96503 and LV 96517 were products of Industrial Brownhoist, they were in fact built by Industrial Works. The merger of Industrial Works and Brown Hoisting Machinery Company would not take place until 1927.

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Pictured below is LV 95578, a Burro, 7-1/2-ton capacity, gasoline engine, 4 wheel crane, built circa 1942.

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Pictured below is LV 95591, an American & Ohio Locomotive Crane Co., 25-ton capacity, Diesel-Electric crane, built circa 1949.

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« Reply #17 on: May 19th, 2011, 12:11am »
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Hey,here's a "duh" question..Steam cranes..Coal fired,oil fired? Did they have a fireman,or did Mr. operator do it all? I'd love to see the pics of that crane caboose,and one of those 4 wheel bobbers.Anybody know how long they were in service?

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« Reply #18 on: May 19th, 2011, 9:47am »
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Gents:
 
Y'all have asked me to post the picture locations again since AT&T in their wisdom have outsourced their E-mail to AOL, of all places, and thus I lost my web site.
 
Unfortunately, I don't have a new web site and I can't remember how to post pictures to the forum - some are probably too large anyway.
 
I tried picasa, but it's a mystery how to find anything. They're listed by date and I have no idea what the dates are.
 
The resizer doesn't work with Firefox, so unless someone can help, I give up.
 
Ray


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Interesting. The picture posted anyway.
 
I'll try another.
 
Ray


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