Re: Question re: upcoming Rapido USRA DS box
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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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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