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 Post subject: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:10 pm 

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In the late 20s American Hoist & Derrick came out with a 7 1/2 ton gasoline powered crane to compete with the Burro. They called it the American Eagle. From scant data it looks like less than 50 were built between 1928 and 1946. Any specific information (builder's numbers, dates, users) greatly received.


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:32 pm 

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Hi John,
Around 1977 I dropped off a part from my 1946 American 840DE to our CNW Track Equipment Shops in North Fond du Lac Wisconsin for rebuilding . Sitting in front of the Shops round house was a smallish American crane cab, very simular in looks to mine , sitting on what looked like a heavy duty short two axle shop flatcar with the boom still on . With the "boom" still on it ?? That didn't make sense , so I took a closer look and low and behold it was a complete and operational locomotive crane with a 2 axle car body. Easily twice the body length of a Model 40 Burro . Didn't have time to walk around it or take pictures. I never saw it again . At least now you and I know the CNW had a late model American Eagle that survived into the '70s .
I'll see if any of my friends remember it.

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:34 am 

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Thanks for the information. Please let me know if you find out anything more. In 1948 the American Eagle was replaced with the model 410. Only about 16 of these were built. One was:

2595 10 ton 06-50 D (4 wheel)
Litchfield & Madison Ry Edwardsville, IL
Chicago & North Western Ry #X2 1958

This may be the crane you saw. It looks like these small cranes were not a big money maker for AH&D.


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:43 am 

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“American Eagle” Model 7 ½ tons 4 wheel Gasoline
AE111 04-30 Ford Motor Co. Seattle, WA
Pacific Car & Foundry Renton, WA
Ace Tank Equipment Seattle, WA 1950s
Gordyville & Western RR Museum Lincoln, IL 1999
(Gordon McCann) (stored at Fife, WA 09-11-03)
AE124 1936 Chicago Great Western #Y-80
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chicago-Great- ... 7675.l2557
AE125 Norfolk & Western Ry #13021
Chesapeake Western Ry #3
AE128 02-37 Wabash RR #3062 (in service 01-01-71)
AE133 02-39 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific #2111
AE142 09-45 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific #2112 $9438

AEs without known builder’s numbers
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #422 & 425
(both shown in 03-31 catalog)
Norfolk & Western #10442, 13042, 13061, 13064

Model 410
2426 10 ton 05-48 D Koppers Co., Inc. Port Delaware
2427 10 ton 05-48 D Koppers Co., Inc. Little Rock, AR
Sold & Scrapped 1980
2428 10 ton 05-48 D Koppers Co., Inc. Texarkana, TX
2431 10 ton 05-49 D Koppers Co., Inc. Charleston, SC
2432 10 ton 05-49 D Koppers Co., Inc. Granada, MS
2433 10 ton 05-49 D Koppers Co., Inc. Denver, CO
2443 10 ton 05-49 D Koppers Co., Inc. Orrville, OH
2444 10 ton 05-49 D Koppers Co., Inc. North Little Rock, AR
2445 10 ton 05-49 D Koppers Co., Inc. Houston, TX
Conrail 06-89
2446 10 ton 05-49 D Koppers Co., Inc. Charleston, SC
2499 10 ton 10-49 D Northern Pacific RY #104 (4 wheel)
Burlington Northern RR Billings, MT
2500 10 ton 10-49 D Northern Pacific RY #105 (4 wheel)
Burlington Northern RR Laurel, MT
2583 10 ton 05-50 D Eppinger & Russell Co. (4 wheel)
Black River & Western RR #MW11 Ringoes, NJ
2584 10 ton 05-50 D Eppinger & Russell Co. Eddinton, PA (4 wheel)
2595 10 ton 06-50 D Litchfield & Madison Ry Edwardsville, IL
(4 wheel)
Chicago & North Western Ry #X2 1958


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:11 am 

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Northern Pacific Ry Equipment Ledger
Cranes 100-105

Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association Collection


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:13 pm 

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While interesting how is the NP page relovent? It shows data for NP cranes 50, 51 & 52. The American 410s were NP #104 & 105.


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:01 pm 

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Scroll to the right side of the image.

-Hudson


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:34 pm 

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The image doesn't scroll. All I get is the upper left corner.


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:45 pm 

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John T wrote:
The image doesn't scroll. All I get is the upper left corner.

John T there is a grey slider bar that takes you to the right side at the bottom of the window (on Firefox) and shows the 100 series NP cranes.


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:31 pm 

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2nd verson for the Luddites ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:25 am 

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The NP records say the two 410s were retired before the BN merger in 1970. An AH&D document dated December 1, 1983 shows them belonging to the BN.


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 Post subject: Re: American Eagle cranes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:34 am 

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Here is a photo of the 410 at the Black River & Western.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=562770


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