- C&O Burro Crane Photos
Re: C&O Burro Crane Photos
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It is just amazing to me what a Google search of "Burro Crane History" can find!
In 1990, Burro Crane Inc., then a subsidiary of Avis Industrial Corporation, moved from its Chicago facility to subsidiary, Badger, which acquired the Burro 40 & 45. Burro Crane was a sister company at the time. In 1997, Badger produced the last Burro Model
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] C&O Burro Crane Photos
When were burro cranes or their like first introduced?
Friday, June 19, 2020, 11:04:26 AM, you wrote:
|Locomotive cranes were found on the C&O, though apparently not in the numbers seen on some other railroads. In contrast to the meticulous listing of C&O's wreckers, data on smaller cranes is very scattered
and hard to find.
I personally only photographed one crane; RC-24, an Industrial Works/Industrial Brownhoist Model N of at least 60 tons capacity used for bridge work.
Burro cranes are a special case. They are usually numbered in with the track machines (such as tampers, spike drivers, etc.), and the numbers tend to be scattered all over. Lifting capacities are tied to the model number, which can be found cast into the
rear of the cab, under the trade name "Burro". For example. a Model 30 is good for 7½ tons.
John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL
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