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Date: 07/31/20 07:24
A question regarding CNJ's wreck cranes
Author: Pattenburg

In talking with a fireman friend about a 1969 Reading derailment that took place in Belle Mead, NJ, he mentioned about his fire company having to provide water from the company's tanker to a CNJ wreck crane. Does that sound correct as I am just curious about his comment. Thanks for any info.



Date: 07/31/20 09:19
Re: A question regarding CNJ's wreck cranes
Author: dschlegel

If it was a steam powered crane I suppose it makes sense. Seems late though for a steam powered crane to still be operating.
Dan

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Date: 07/31/20 10:10
Re: A question regarding CNJ's wreck cranes
Author: PHall

Some cranes went to scrap in the 1970's with their steam boilers intact. A few examples were on the DRGW, WP, ATSF, SP.



Date: 07/31/20 13:08
Re: A question regarding CNJ's wreck cranes
Author: raytc1944

Most of our cranes (NYC) were steam powered in the 1960s.



Date: 07/31/20 17:57
Re: A question regarding CNJ's wreck cranes
Author: perklocal

CNJ Steam Cranes #5 and #6 were both in service into the 70s. #5 is preserved at Steamtown in Scranton.



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