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Restoration of B&O Big Hook X-45
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Author:  Rick Rowlands [ Sat Oct 24, 1998 7:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Restoration of B&O Big Hook X-45

Restoration of the last surviving Baltimore & Ohio steam wrecking derrick, Industrial Brownhoist 200 ton Type Z crane number X-45, can now be followed online on a new website at http://members.aol.com/bighookx45/bighook.html . The website will chronicle the complete restoration and operation of the wrecking derrick by the Jeannette Blast Furnace Preservation Association at the Penn-Ohio Railway Museum in New Castle, PA.<p>

B&O Big Hook X-45

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