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50387 Crane / 54597 Idler

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 23 April 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

This crane, yet another generous donation by CN in the 1990s, was built in 1956 by Industrial-Brownhoist and bears serial number 12325. Its capacity is 250 tons. Note the flat car on the right, 54597, with which the crane is paired. This allows the crane to be placed in the centre of a work train, since without it the coupler underneath the boom would be inaccessible.

PENTAX K200D 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent idea
Have a lovely day

23 Apr 2012 5:55am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

we also in France we had rail crane, but they served only when we take now DERAILMENT of roads services for crane train derailments
excellent series on the railway I am a train driver and I love the story of previous generations of the family of the rail

23 Apr 2012 7:16am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! Glad you are enjoying the series! ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

What a great piece of kit.

23 Apr 2012 7:23am

@Nigel: Thank you very much Nigel! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

auch wir in Deutschland hatten solche Kräne. Ob die auch so groß waren weiß ich nicht.
Sehr schön in den Farben.
Eric, ich wünsche Dir ein paar schöne Tage.

23 Apr 2012 7:26am

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Hienz! Ja, sie sind sehr eindrucksvoll mit ihrer Größe! ;-)

Sido from Seville, Spain

Colorful shot. Good day Eric.

23 Apr 2012 7:31am

@Sido: Thank you very much Sido! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Another example of the type of machine I was fascinated by when I was a child.
I was offered one for my electric train and I remember the joy I felt when opening the box !

23 Apr 2012 7:44am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! Bigger boys....bigger toys! ;-))

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot, Eric - a mammoth piece of machinery!

23 Apr 2012 8:20am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Enjoy your travels, Eric and do hope you find some time to prowl around with your Pentax

23 Apr 2012 8:22am

@Skyriani: Thank you very much Ann! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

We are sure looking at Big Boys' toys here !

23 Apr 2012 8:23am

@Ronnie 2¢: Grin!!! Thank you very much Ronie! ;-))

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

That's just what I was thinking too Ronnie, have a good trip Eric and I'll be popping in to see these race pictures.

23 Apr 2012 8:45am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot of this magnificent machine. Wonderful capture, Eric! :)

23 Apr 2012 9:12am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A marvelous shot of this mammoth machine Eric. Wonderful colours and texture you have captured here. Beautifuly seen !

23 Apr 2012 9:26am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Enorme insecte d'acier, de cables et de poulies...belle couleur pour cette vieille machine...

23 Apr 2012 9:56am

@Lougris: Merci beaucoup Lougris! ;-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

J'adore ton cadrage!! je le trouve très dynamique!! bravo!!

23 Apr 2012 10:44am

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Impressionnant ce wagon avec tous ces gros câbles!

23 Apr 2012 10:59am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Nice shot of this old crane, Eric. Seems to have held up pretty well over the years given the work that it did.

23 Apr 2012 10:59am

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Joli cadrage !

23 Apr 2012 11:26am

@Laur: Mercci beaucoup Laurence! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really powerful machine. Nice capture !

23 Apr 2012 11:33am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A very impressive machine,great details here!

23 Apr 2012 12:25pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Strong machine...and colors ! Phil

23 Apr 2012 12:46pm

@Phil: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wonderful colors against that bright blue sky. Nice shot!

23 Apr 2012 1:10pm

@B.Sully: Thank you very much Sully and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic piece of machinery...great capture and information!

23 Apr 2012 2:15pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel effet ces câbles et poulies sueprbe ce wagon et tireur, splendide.
Belle soirée

23 Apr 2012 2:19pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

amir from mashhad, Iran

a nice machine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 Apr 2012 2:29pm

@amir: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Very interesting pic and technical explanation.

23 Apr 2012 2:48pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Don from Spokane, United States

I like this viewpoint used to get this massive appearing shot of the crane. A strong image.

23 Apr 2012 3:03pm

@Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

I really like this angle shot. great framing. nice clouds...

23 Apr 2012 3:14pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Well shot ... great PoV!

23 Apr 2012 3:42pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice frame and colors. I love this one !

23 Apr 2012 3:59pm

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

yo from Ile de France, France

Un petit coup de peinture et c'est reparti ! :-)))

23 Apr 2012 4:06pm

@yo: Merci beaucoup Yo! Oui, la restauration sur celui-ci est presque au complet! ;-)

Isa.H from Paris, Vitry et Ailleurs..., France

A monster !

23 Apr 2012 4:28pm

@Isa.H: Thank you very much Isa and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Kat from Lorraine, France

Impressionnante cette machine orange Eric !
je te souhaite une agréable semaine

23 Apr 2012 4:33pm

@Kat: Merci beaucoup Kat! ;-)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

impressive crane - would like to see it working

23 Apr 2012 4:50pm

@Roman: Thank you very much Roman! Yes, it is an impressive sight to see it in action! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image and info, nice composition Eric

23 Apr 2012 6:35pm

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Fantastic colors and sharpness Eric. Nice work.

23 Apr 2012 6:35pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat capture

23 Apr 2012 6:36pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent framing Eric! Splendid presentation! Two thumbs up!

23 Apr 2012 6:37pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-)

Abena from Maseru, Lesotho

great composition! lovely colour, lines...an image well spotted :)

23 Apr 2012 6:51pm

@Abena: Thank you very much Abena! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Anothr excellent mashine!! Love colour!!

23 Apr 2012 6:59pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

sheep power, seen from a very advantageous angle! love the colour of the this behemoth !!

23 Apr 2012 7:00pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb photo of this machine !

23 Apr 2012 7:35pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Powerful equipment and great presentation, very nice Eric!

23 Apr 2012 8:12pm

@Carol: Thank you very much Carol! ;-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Interesting crane, great information !! Nice shot ...

23 Apr 2012 10:29pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you very much Baldwin! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I have never seen a crane on a train. Very interesting information. Great color and POV!

23 Apr 2012 10:37pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fascinating! I marveled at these crane cars, on my model railroad, as a kid.

24 Apr 2012 12:21am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! Yes, I totally agree! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting crane on a train - and nice orange color.

24 Apr 2012 1:42am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot of this crane..

24 Apr 2012 8:11am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb capture! Colours are amazing!

24 Apr 2012 4:02pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

This must of been some rig to see working...maybe they got something similar in these modern days...nice capture

28 Apr 2012 1:53pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Yes, it would be something to see this in action! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

super shot, Eric ! great angle, light , details ....

30 Apr 2012 11:03am

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

PENTAX K200D
1/180 second
F/6.7
ISO 100
42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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