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Date: 05/17/20 14:23
Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Birmingham, AL roundhouse
Author: Frisco1522

Now that I have your attention, I've never seen this before.  Air powered mover.   Frisco company shot.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/20 13:02 by Frisco1522.




Date: 05/17/20 14:58
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: LarryDoyle

That's great - I love it.  Wonder how I could model that...   Hmmmmm.

Here's the Milwukee's version, which ran on a 3000v "extension cord", rather than an air line.

Anybody else got any such critter on extension cords pix?

-LD




Date: 05/17/20 15:32
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: tomstp

I dunno what that air machine weighed but it has got hold of a heavy engine.  Amazing it could pull that.



Date: 05/17/20 16:36
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: TonyJ

tomstp Wrote:
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> I dunno what that air machine weighed but it has
> got hold of a heavy engine.  Amazing it could
> pull that.

Maybe they were just trying to open the knuckle coupler!!!



Date: 05/17/20 20:03
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: engrbob

When I worked at Collinwood during high school, we had a 2 axle thing with locomotive batteries. It was controlled by a three button switch on a cable.Like an overhead crane. 
We moved locomotives around the shop with it and plugged it in when we went home.
wish I had taken a pic.



Date: 05/17/20 20:37
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: lynnpowell

I looks like something they bought second hand from a "skin-and-bones" lumber company!



Date: 05/18/20 05:39
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: perklocal

Wonder how many times that air hose got severed by another hostler?



Date: 05/18/20 07:15
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: PHall

Looks like they used the winch out of a small crane and with some engineering connected it to at least one of the axles.
Can't tell if those "tanks" hold air or ballast.



Date: 05/18/20 10:15
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: masterphots

Conral at Enola, PA   has/had a plug-in critter made from a B-B Blomberg truck.



Date: 05/25/20 04:12
Re: Rare Frisco 0-4-0 at Springfield roundhouse
Author: RNP47

Images can be found on line with search words Enola yard, critter and Blomberg truck

masterphots Wrote:
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> Conral at Enola, PA   has/had a plug-in critter
> made from a B-B Blomberg truck.



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