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Date: 01/12/21 13:31
Ok Crane buffs...need some wisdom please.
Author: Texican65

Hi guys,


I've been working on a little project trying to account for all the old BN wrecking derricks that used to be on the system, and i've run into a snag. Trying to find the prior history of the old BN wreckers, it seems that there were two D-259s? Must have been at different times. Both appear to have been 250 ton Industrial Brownhoists. I believe either one of both of them may have been preserved, one of them presumably at the museum in Reardon, WA. The one in Reardon is supposedly the ex-N.P. #45/BN D-2510/ D-259, previously stationed at one point in time near Spokane, WA.

The other D-259 was a prior SP&S X-11. I'm not sure where it would have been assigned originally...but this D-259 was supposedly out of Minnesota, and later became the CNWX 6365. Maybe it still is? But it doesn't seem to fit that an SP&S crane made it out to Minnesota....but maybe?

I'm wondering if anybody has a few good photos of the NP #45/D-2510......and the SP&S X-11. I have a couple of the 45...but nothing of the X-11, which I feel like I need to compare.

Thanks guys,

Dow



Date: 01/12/21 20:02
Re: Ok Crane buffs...need some wisdom please.
Author: cewherry

NPRHA.org has several photos of wrecking cranes. Enter: E. T. Hawk collection for starters.

Charlie



Date: 01/12/21 22:00
Re: Ok Crane buffs...need some wisdom please.
Author: Texican65

cewherry Wrote:
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> NPRHA.org has several photos of wrecking cranes.
> Enter: E. T. Hawk collection for starters.
>
> Charlie


Ahhh...the ol' NPRHA...and invaluable resource. Thanks Charlie.

Dow



Date: 01/13/21 21:16
Re: Ok Crane buffs...need some wisdom please.
Author: rrman6

I was through Minot, ND the late summer of 1964 on a harvest crew.  There in the NP yards on the north side I recall seeing a newly painted wrecking derrick with its outfit cars.  I don't know the make or number but would like to know the details and especially, would like to see a photo of this unit.  Does anyone know of such photo?  Thanks!



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