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 Post subject: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for free
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:17 pm 

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This showed up on facebook, I am not associated: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=102 ... 3188855982

"I’m afraid this might not be the place to ask, and if it’s not feel free to delete it. My father passed away, and his prized possession was a 250 ton steam powered crane. Like many of us, I don’t have a place to keep it. I have spoke with a couple museums, and although that seems like a viable option. I am looking for ideas of ways to ensure it’s preservation. It is located near ABC railroad in Kent Ohio. Also it is still on friction bearings"


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 Post subject: Re: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for f
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:44 am 

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Please provide the railroad that owned the crane and it's number. Builder's number also if known.


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 Post subject: Re: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for f
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:19 pm 

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John T wrote:
Please provide the railroad that owned the crane and it's number. Builder's number also if known.

According to the OP it is ex-C&O.


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 Post subject: Re: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for f
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:53 pm 

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If you have not already done so, I urge you to contact Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum in Sugarcreek, Ohio.


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 Post subject: Re: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for f
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:21 pm 

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According to another source it is C&O #940000. That would make it Industrial Brownhoist #11753 250t Steam Wrecker 1946
Chesapeake & Ohio RR #WC30 to #940000
CSXT #940000

I hope you find a home for it.


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 Post subject: Re: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for f
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:13 pm 

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R.L.Kennedy wrote:
If you have not already done so, I urge you to contact Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

John T wrote:
I hope you find a home for it.

If you guys have facebook access you might want to contact the owner there, as I noted I am just re-posting it and I doubt he will see it here. He seems to be flailing. A lot of replies over there are emphasizing that he not just turn it over to a "museum" without insisting that it not be cut up ever to pay for their excursion trains etc. given that is the fate of many such cranes in recent years.


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 Post subject: Re: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for f
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:34 pm 

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I spoke with the owner via phone two nights back. He’s more than willing to work with anyone in Northeast Ohio to get the crane to a place of safety. It has been stored indoors for a couple of decades and the photos I saw show it to be in excellent shape.

The owners name is Jon Martin.


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 Post subject: Re: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for f
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:20 pm 

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Joe,

Do you happen to know which crane it is?


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 Post subject: Re: 250 ton steam-powered crane in Kent OH, apparently for f
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:29 pm 

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To the best of my research and chatting with the owner, we believe it to be C&O 940000. The C&O owned three 250 ton cranes. One was from the Pere Marquette. One is preserved in Orville, OH. That one is the 940001. The 940002 I believe was the P&M crane. He tells me the crane doesn’t show any numbering on it. It also has a steam tender that is with it. It is marked C&O 940350.

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