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ed_chambers
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« Reply #40 on: Dec 2nd, 2004, 9:29pm »
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My data shows WM 940902 sold 12-20-89 Cant find purchasers name now but am searching .He offered CSXT 940902 and BO 940510 both for sale  in add I think in Trains Mag in about  1991 or 1992 I have slides taken in Cumberland CSXT yard of CSXT 940902 out of service stored in  train yard in 4-89 and at Ridgeley WV still as CSXT 940902 on 5-90 and again on 10-92 also BO 940510 was there also , CSXT 940902 a 250 tonner was former WM 1674 Blt 11/45 SN 40664, Bucyrus . BO 940510, a 160 tonner former SBD 740028, former LN 40030,  former SCL 765161, former ACL 65302 Blt 1925  sn 4607 ,Bucyrus

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« Reply #41 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 12:02am »
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Saw this on E-bay: http://cgi.ebay.com/WMWC-1674-or-WM940902-BIG-HOOK-Hooks_W0QQitemZ150112284266QQihZ005QQcategoryZ4124QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 
"I purchased the crane from CSX in 1990. (A copy of the sales order is part of the sale).
After trying to find a home for this 150 ton crane I was forced to scrap most of the crane in 1993.  
I have enclosed a photo of the crane just before we recycled it.   . You can see the little hook in the photo. I have also included a copy of the Umber print out on the crane.  
The BIG HOOK and BLOCK are 7 foot long, 32 inches side and 36 inches high and weighs in at 4040 lbs.  It has MAGNAFLUX and 115114AA cast in the hook.  
The LONG HOOK is 58 inches long, 36 inches wide and 8 inches thick weighing in at 1480.   This is a spare and longer hook for the other block.  
The LITTLE HOOK is 5 foot long, 3 foot high and 3 foot wide, weighing in at 1860 lbs  
I am selling these hooks FOB Cumberland Md. 21502. I will prepare them for LTL Truck shipment or help make arrangements for delivery.  Freight will be at the wining bidders expanse.   I will provide the winning bidder copies of all the paper work I have on this big old workhorse.  
I am going to try and sell all three of these hooks as a single item,  If they donít sell please contact me if you want just one of these unique railroad items."
 
Not trying to make a buck, but thought it of interest for this thread. †See reply #10 in this thread.
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« Reply #42 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 12:14am »
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This is the WMRY crane that is currently at the Western Maryland Scenic yards in Ridgeley WV. Been there since the early 90's but it was in better shape back then.

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« Reply #43 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 12:16am »
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I wish i knew were I put the newer pics of this crane at.

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« Reply #44 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 12:32am »
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There is also this Chessie crane in Ridgeley.

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« Reply #45 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 12:38am »
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This WMRY crane was at WMSR for some short amount of time, unfortunately it was scraped.  
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« Reply #46 on: Aug 10th, 2007, 9:16am »
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Would anyone happen to know just how many Burro cranes were /are being built ?

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« Reply #47 on: Jan 30th, 2008, 4:53pm »
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on Jun 15th, 2003, 8:56pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
At least one made it to CSXT. †
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By the looks of the newer exhaust, I'd say this was dieselized, though originally steam powered. This was rather common.
 
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« Reply #48 on: Feb 16th, 2008, 8:28pm »
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The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society has a very large crane that was donated to them by the NS.
It was originally built steam powered, but some time in its life was converted to Diesel power.
I want to think it was a former Virginian or N&W unit.
I'll get some pics and post them.


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« Reply #49 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 11:39pm »
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on Feb 16th, 2008, 8:28pm, BSmith2277 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society has a very large crane that was donated to them by the NS.
It was originally built steam powered, but some time in its life was converted to Diesel power.
I want to think it was a former Virginian or N&W unit.
I'll get some pics and post them.

 
Okay, I was unable to locate my pics of this crane, but here is one from the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society website, http://www.765.org/inside_the_shop.html

This crane was built by the industrial works of Bay City Michagin in 1922 for the Virginian Railroad.
It was transferred to the Norfolk & Western after the 1959 acquisition of the Virginian.
It last saw service around Fort Wayne in 1986.
Originally, built as steam powered, it was converted to diesel power in 1959.
It's lifting capacity is rated for 90 tons at a radius of 28 feet, or 200 tons at 17 feet.
It weighs approximately 356,000 pounds, or as much as a modern diesel locomotive.
The long boom and lifted load is counterbalanced by a massive counter weight on the rear of the cab.
Status: Operational.


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« Reply #50 on: Oct 3rd, 2008, 4:33pm »
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The Norfolk Southern has a former N&W crane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-vi3HyyoYM

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« Reply #51 on: Feb 5th, 2009, 3:38am »
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I'm an Italian modeller and I would build a 1:11,3 scale (5" Gauge) Bucyrus Erie 250 Ton Steam Crane. I have already some  drawings but it's difficult to understand all the gearing and clutches. Do you know where I could find documentation and/or the original crane to take pictures? Thank you very much

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« Reply #52 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 12:49pm »
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I have a Bucyrus 250 ton crane in my HO gauge RR collection. I got it after I saw such a crane lift a derailed LIRR C-420 off the ground and place it back on the tracks. Could not believe that it could do it, thought it would fall over. Yet it did it without incident. That hooked me and I just had to get one for my layout, and of course a wrecker caboose to match.

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« Reply #53 on: Feb 9th, 2009, 4:26am »
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Hi Pennsy,
could you be so kind to take a picture of the ratchet wheel and pawl safety mechanism that is on the side near the compound pump? I hope that I can understand how it works, since I cannot understand well from the drawings I have. I could use the 5" gauge model to lift my 5" gauge Big Boy I just finished!!! (see my website www.ferroviefelettane.it at page "In costruzione").
I can only hardly imagine the big show of the real crane in action; I watched at some video in You Tube and so I fueled myself for the hard job I'm beginning.
Thank you


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« Reply #54 on: Feb 9th, 2009, 12:33pm »
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Hi Albie,
 
That is what we call my cousin Albert. Don't have any photos of the crane, but that shouldn't stop you. It is an Athearn product and if you go to their website you can get all the photos you want. Good Luck.


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« Reply #55 on: Feb 10th, 2009, 3:44am »
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Hi Pennsy,
thank you very much. I shall buy the HO model


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« Reply #56 on: Feb 10th, 2009, 10:34am »
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Sounds good. Follow the assembly directions carefully. The attachment of string for the cable is tricky and can mess you up. Remember you are assembling a big block and tackle system.

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« Reply #57 on: Apr 15th, 2009, 3:35am »
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I'm designing my 5" gauge Bucyrus Erie 250 Tons steam crane but I cannot understand how the water was fed to the boiler (injector ??). Anybody know the answer?
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ARR shovel boom. Healy, AK

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« Reply #59 on: Aug 9th, 2009, 5:25am »
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Can anyone suggest me one ore more books where to find how a steam crane machinery works? In the present time I have lack of information about the raising and the lowering of the hooks; I have some drawings of a Bucyrus-Erie CL200 steam crane and there I found some jaw clutches and brake wheels, but I cannot understand how they work and the sequence of operation.
Thank you!!


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