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CNR Wrecking Crane, 50387 by Dave Belcher

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Dave Belcher Dave Belcher
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0.37 Gigapixels
Date added
May 30, 2011
Date taken
May 29, 2011

Panasonic Lumix LX2 28-112mm...


These huge 200 ton rail cranes were once the main workhorses of the industry for use in train derailments, capable of lifting the heaviest locomotives back onto the tracks. Nowadays, however they have been replace by rubber mounted truck cranes. This unit is on display at the Alberta Rail Museum in north Edmonton, Alberta (Namao)

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  1. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (May 30, 2011, 08:45AM )

    The crane has three hooks, labeled 100, 1100 and 3800. I assume those are the lifting capacities but I'm mystified as to the units of weight. It can't be pounds, yet tons seems too large. Wikipedia lists the Union Pacific "Big Boy" as the heaviest locomotive ever made, at 548 tons.

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Panorama size: 369 megapixels (37575 x 9840 pixels)
Input images: 102 (17 columns by 6 rows)
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Capture time: 2011-05-29 11:44:58 - 2011-05-29 11:49:29
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 100
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