Re: Crane ID Help

mofwcaboose <MOFWCABOOSE@...>

Still looking for a good picture of a crane definately identified as a Browning. The crane in the Flickr photo is a close but not exact match. The boom, in particular; note the large gusset at the lower end of the W&W crane boom, which is not present on the truck crane.

I have a suspicion  that the car under the W&W crane and the crane itself were once two seperate cranes. It could be that the original crane was a steam crane, probably purchased second-hand, and when it wore out, the crane was removed and this crane installed on the old frame. The resulting lash-up would not have been self propelled and have to be moved about by a locomotive.

John  C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
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Sent: Tue, Jan 7, 2020 11:35 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Crane ID Help

What happened to the rear nameplate casting (in the ID photo, not this one)? Both Burros and Brownhoists had it.

On 1/7/2020 10:56 AM, Douglas Harding wrote:

Here is a truck mounted crane with the same cab/body
One comment says the crane is a Browning .
Doug  Harding
From: [] On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:36 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Crane ID Help
Attached are three photos of an unnumbered crane owned by the Winchester & Western. All three shots were outside their shops at Gore, Virginia, and taken from around 1990s to sometime past 2000 (the color view), but the crane definitely fits our era.
Any thoughts on the builder and model. I've looked through my few books with crane photos and don't find a match. George Elwood's Fallen Flags site does not have a photo (yet!).

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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