The crane!

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by interurban, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    That I think was used to shift the very sad accident scene debri.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I was suprised to see this truck used to pull such a heavy crane. Must be a power house

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Interesting photos Chris.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Hi Chris,

    I think that the formula for moving stuff on a regular freight is something like 1 to 1.5 hp per ton. I don't know if that applies to MOW trains, but I am sure that the truck is up to the task!

  5. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    Are you sure that the truck is pulling the crane? Or is the crane pulling the truck?

    Those self-propelled cranes have a very strong hauling capacity - greater than that of the truck. You usually see them hauling a string of gondola cars loaded with ties or a series of flat cars loaded with rails. They don't need a locomotive to move from one location to another when they are doing MofW work.
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Bob,, I will post two more pics. The truck was being led by a smaller vehicular.
    May be they can use crane powrer and truck power??

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  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Here is the last shot , they moved off rather smartish.
    Thanks for the imput guys.:thumb:

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  8. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Thanks for the photos Chris. That crane and truck are really awsom.
  9. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    So was somebody in the cab of the truck and nobody in the cab of the crane? Or visa-versa? Or maybe somebody was in the cab of the truck and another person was in the cab of the crane so that it looked as if the truck was pulling the whole train? Would be interesting to know?
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    :D :D :D :D They were in the cab of the smaller truck in front of the Truck/flatbed/crane/gongola.
    Proberly haveing a coffee and waiting for orders to go.
    So thats as far as I got with it Bob.:cool:
  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Great pics!:thumb:

    Gee, that must be a sad job.:cry:

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