Re: used to load and unload steam era freight cars...


Philip Dove
 

A handcranked crane that lifted 20 tons must have been very extreme gear ratio and very slow. Minutes per foot for lifting and lowering. I can only assume they had very occasional loads to move. In 1924 it seems incredible they didn't have some gas engine. The delay in moving other freight must have been terrible. Unless the crane was on a dedicated spur track. 



-------- Original message --------
From: "Claus Schlund \(HGM\)" <claus@...>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2021, 20:07
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] used to load and unload steam era freight cars...
Hi List Members,
 
While the image below does not feature freight cars (there are some in the background tho...) the hand powered crane shown certainly was used to load and unload steam era freight cars...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 

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