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« Reply #20 on: Jun 20th, 2003, 2:57am »
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Gotta LOVE that CSX "Heritage" model crane! Wearing its original owner emblem on its sleave!  

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« Reply #21 on: Jun 20th, 2003, 7:51am »
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Maybe "Work Crane"?  A little less confessional than admitting that they have wrecks...

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« Reply #22 on: Jun 20th, 2003, 8:19am »
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"Water Closet"?  

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« Reply #23 on: Jun 20th, 2003, 9:35pm »
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Water Closet?

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« Reply #24 on: Jun 21st, 2003, 6:39am »
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on Jun 20th, 2003, 9:35pm, Alco83 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Water Closet?

British for "bathroom".    
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« Reply #25 on: Jun 21st, 2003, 10:33am »
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Hi ChessieMike,
 
Quite correct, WC stands for Water Closet, or bathroom, in Britain.
 
Some years ago, as a member of the USAF, I worked with  a British RAF officer whose rank was Wing Commander, roughly equal to a Colonel. On the door to his office, and on his nameplate on his desk was written WC xxxxxxxxx. When he first saw it, he broke into gales of laughter, photographed it and sent the photos back to his superiors. Britain rocked with laughter that day.


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« Reply #26 on: Jun 21st, 2003, 11:01am »
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Water Closet, huh.  So, does that just mean bathroom equipped?

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« Reply #27 on: Jun 21st, 2003, 12:00pm »
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on Jun 21st, 2003, 11:01am, Alco83 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Water Closet, huh.  So, does that just mean bathroom equipped?

Uh, NO.  I'm going out on a limb on this one.  
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« Reply #28 on: Jun 22nd, 2003, 6:43pm »
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Britain rocked with laughter that day.  

 
Sounds like something from one of those english sitcoms on PBS.
 
Sorry to go horribly off topic (RR Cranes to British toilets) but there was a dispute over Jacobs Field in Cleveland some time ago, because the field is affectionately called the "Jake", another slang term for toilet in England. However, that was Cleveland and not London, so nobody gave $0.02.  
 


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« Reply #29 on: Jun 25th, 2003, 12:50am »
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 What was the main use of these cranes was it for MOW work like bridge work, or was it for righting and rerailing derailed cars? Or were there other purposes?
 
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« Reply #30 on: Jun 25th, 2003, 2:19pm »
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From what I've seen, you've hit it right on the nail. I've seen photos of them righting derailed equipment, I've seen them with electric magnets to clear ballast of excess metal (back when the railroads cared about stuff like that) and also with "tie grabbers" to grab piles of loose ties.

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« Reply #31 on: Jul 6th, 2004, 10:48pm »
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Are there any 250 ton cranes still in service?

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« Reply #32 on: Jul 10th, 2004, 11:47am »
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One burro crane that's sitting in Kent, Ohio

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« Reply #33 on: Aug 29th, 2004, 12:04pm »
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Here is ours, Reading 90901, it was returned to us from Conrail in pretty much operating condition (needs some batteries and such). It helps finish our complete "relief" train, of which we have all the cars from the one that sat in the Reading Yard. Including a tool car, camp car, idler, gon and flat. The 90901, which was diesel and for the Reading actually stationed at the Erie Ave. Terminal in Phila., will stand in for the 90906 which sat in reading and was not upgraded from steam as they had a steam generator there to always have it ready to go. It was scrapped long time ago. It will be returned to the yellow/green paint scheme when time allows...
 
took as going by on pass car...


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« Reply #34 on: Aug 31st, 2004, 8:03pm »
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heres a better proper picture...........
its so manly


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« Reply #35 on: Sep 1st, 2004, 12:41pm »
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on Jul 6th, 2004, 10:48pm, sd50 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Are there any 250 ton cranes still in service?

 
I stumbled on a crane about that size in Bucyrus, OH on the NS a few months back.  Not sure why it was there or what shape it was in, but I saw it.


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« Reply #36 on: Sep 1st, 2004, 2:13pm »
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Hi Y'All,
 
Do I need to remind you all that Bucyrus is the birthplace of these big RR cranes ? I have several on my model HO RR layout, and the biggest is a Bucyrus Crane. Double blocks, hooks, outriggers, etc. a really heavy lift RR crane.  
 
Some years ago, on the LIRR, Long Island RR, some nasty kids placed a boulder in the frog of a switch in the Deer Park, L.I. area. The Alco C-420 didn't stand a chance and wound up on its side, the following cars were a mess, and some major injuries and one death among the passengers. The LIRR "Big Hook" showed up, a Bucyrus RR crane, ran out its outriggers, lifted up the Alco, and replaced it on the tracks. It was returned to Jamaica for repairs. The wrecked cars were dealt with similarly. Quite a sight, and one still looks in amazement how such a crane can lift, so easily, an Alco C-420.


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« Reply #37 on: Nov 28th, 2004, 10:53pm »
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Regarding WM wrecker with WMWC reporting marks this crane was sold by CSXT to a man who wanted to preserve it ,I think he was ,is involved with the WM senic RR .He has done a good job restoring it and probably added the WC letters behind the WM initials to distinguish it from  still being owned by WM.  It never had the WC initials when in service with WM or CSXT. I dont think it has roller bearing trucks either which prevents it from being interchanged with any common carrier railroad now. Last I saw it it was parked at MW senic RR at Ridgeley WV . Wreck Nut

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« Reply #38 on: Nov 28th, 2004, 11:01pm »
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Identifying cranes and wreckers. Cranes with lattice booms are usually  used for MofW work and have a lifting capy of less than 100 tons.Cranes with booms with solid plate sides were built to lift much heavier loads such as derailed locomotives and were built with capy up to 250 tons . Wreck Nut

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« Reply #39 on: Nov 28th, 2004, 11:27pm »
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on Nov 28th, 2004, 10:53pm, ed_chambers wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Regarding WM wrecker with WMWC reporting marks this crane was sold by CSXT to a man who wanted to preserve it ,I think he was ,is involved with the WM senic RR .He has done a good job restoring it and probably added the WC letters behind the WM initials to distinguish it from  still being owned by WM.  It never had the WC initials when in service with WM or CSXT.
Do you know when this transaction took place?  The reason I ask is because the photo I posted of WM #940902 was taken on Jan. 17, 1988.
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