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The hook at the end of the boom was a lower-capacity auxiliary hook, used when more reach was needed. Slings, chains, and spreader bars were used to attach the hook to the car or locomotive being lifted; the hooks were never attached directly. While some cranes were capable of limited self-propulsion, that was only for positioning at a site, not for travel to and from wrecks or jobs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp align=\"justify\"\u003eBecause of their importance and the urgent nature of their work, cranes were usually well maintained and lasted for many decades. Our model represents a typical 250-ton diesel-powered Industrial Brownhoist crane constructed in the post-WW II era; while some of these were built new as diesels, others were upgraded from steam-powered models.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp align=\"justify\"\u003eToday wrecking cranes are relatively rare and seldom seen, as most wreck cleanup is done by outside contractors with trucked-in bulldozers and other heavy equipment. 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Atlas O 3001239 - Premier - Crane Car "Nickel Plate Road"

$ 80.96 $ 89.95
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Product Description
Announced Date: Nov 2021
Released Date: 2nd QTR 2022
Individually Boxed: N/A
  • Road Name: Nickel Plate Road
  • Road Number: X80000
  • System: 3-Rail
  • Product Line: Atlas O Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: 2nd QTR 2022
Features:
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body 
  • Metal Wheels and Axles 
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes 
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers 
  • Moveable Hook & Boom 
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets 
  • Needle-Point Axles 
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions 
  • Separate Metal Handrails 
  • Die-Cast 6-Wheel Trucks 
  • Unit Measures: 18 1/2” x 2 5/8” x 4 1/8” 
  • Operates On O-31 Curves (3-Rail)
Overview:

In the early days of railroading, the job of cleaning up a wreck was usually done by men and horses. The first steam wrecking crane, a relatively small affair with a 20-ton lifting capacity, appeared in 1883. Its maker, Industrial Works of Bay City Michigan, introduced a fully revolving model a decade later. As the product became popular, Industrial Works, now renamed Industrial Brownhoist, and its chief competitor, Bucyrus-Erie of South Milwaukee, introduced larger and larger models to cope with increasing locomotive and car weights. By the World War I era, 120 tons was a common size, and by the Second World War, crane sizes topped out at around 250 tons of lifting capacity.

While a wreck train on the way to a wreck had priority over other traffic, cranes were subject to rather low speed restrictions, typically around 35 mph with the boom trailing and 25 mph if the boom was facing forward. The larger hook closer to the cab was actually the main lifting hook, used for locomotives. The hook at the end of the boom was a lower-capacity auxiliary hook, used when more reach was needed. Slings, chains, and spreader bars were used to attach the hook to the car or locomotive being lifted; the hooks were never attached directly. While some cranes were capable of limited self-propulsion, that was only for positioning at a site, not for travel to and from wrecks or jobs.

Because of their importance and the urgent nature of their work, cranes were usually well maintained and lasted for many decades. Our model represents a typical 250-ton diesel-powered Industrial Brownhoist crane constructed in the post-WW II era; while some of these were built new as diesels, others were upgraded from steam-powered models.

Today wrecking cranes are relatively rare and seldom seen, as most wreck cleanup is done by outside contractors with trucked-in bulldozers and other heavy equipment. Most large railroads, however, still maintain a 250-ton crane or two like our model, just in case.