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Author:  Atkinson_Railroad [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:46 am ]
Post subject:  Identify NW Wrecker

What wrecking crane is in front of NW 514924 in the photo at URL below?

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2353971

Link to above photo found via: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rslist ... NW&Page=71

It does appear to have a 5 or 6 trailing its number but the vertical pane windows on the rear of the cab rule out the wrecker as being 514925.

Any suggestions?

John

Author:  Dougvv [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify NW Wrecker

Hi,

The distant crane appears to be of Southern and not N&W lettering. Both are NS.

I'd look into Southern Railway records.

Doug vV

Author:  Atkinson_Railroad [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify NW Wrecker

Southern brings up the photo below.

http://www.carknocker.com/Derailment2.jpg

It looks like a match.

John

Author:  jmlaboda [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify NW Wrecker

That's SOU 903026...

[url]http://southern.railfan.net/images/archive/southern/mow/903026.jpg/url]

SOU 903025 was formerly Norfolk Southern 900, a much smaller derrick...

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