Re: Question re: upcoming Rapido USRA DS box

mofwcaboose <MOFWCABOOSE@...>

PGE 6072 (the crane in the film) was a 35-ton Ohio locomotive crane. Such cranes have been pressed into service to help clear wrecks when nothing else was available. And  a few wreck cranes in that part of the world did include a Lidgerwood. They were used for their steady pulling power.

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

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From: bill woelfel via <bwoelfeljr@...>
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Sent: Mon, Apr 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Question re: upcoming Rapido USRA DS box

Thats not really a wrecker, looks more like a locomotive crane for handling material, note the long, non solid  boom. This may have been all that was available at the time, but still..........

I operated cranes like this at my brief tenure on the C&NW  Proviso, Il. in the 70's.  Never tried to lift a car.    Bill W

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