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 Post subject: Orton Cranes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:28 am 

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Here is some information on Orton wreckers.

Orton built several diesel wreckers from the 1950s to the 1990s. Louisville & Nashville had 4 200 tons, Seaboard Coast Line 4 200 tons, Illinois Central 2 160 tons (S-305 & IC #X110>ICG #100410) & 1 250 tons (#X15>ICG #100418>CN #100418) http://keithsd45.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... ?id=125915 , Minneapolis & St. Louis Ry #X-11 1 160 ton with pile driver (12-56) and Canadian National had 3 42” gauge 60 ton (#3352, 3353 & 3354, blt 1958, scp 1989). Two diesel wreckers were built for the US Army, #C-1719N was a 50 ton convertible from 36” to 42” gauge and #C-1720B was a 75 ton. A lot of diesel wreckers were also built for export going to Brazil, Columbia, Korea, Mexico, Sudan Rys #20 (1 42” gauge, 65 ton) & Vietnam (4 meter gauge, 75 tons) that I know of.

Korean State RR had three 150 ton wreckers built in 1974, 1979 & 1991 and one 180 ton wrecker built in 1997. They are listed for sale here:
http://www.tampers.eu/ORTON-150t-1979-SKU17868.html . Also see:
http://gbc.korail.com/xe/Restoration/1045

Chile #? 90 ton 1962

Mexico Feromex #9039, 19854
19862 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLqGUviOu2Q
19855 http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2638534
FCCM #19857

Brazil Brazilian railways purchased the following Orton diesel wreckers. Capacity converted from metric.
1949 three 220 ton (1.6m)
Between 1949 and 1957 six 75 ton (meter)
Between 1959 and 1960 15 75 ton (meter), one 125 ton (1.6m) and two 110 ton (1.6m)
1972 1 110 ton (1.6m) and 2 200 ton (1.6m)
1975 1 165 ton (1.6m)
1976 6 138 ton (meter)
1978 1 200 ton (1.6m)

EFCB #6 200t 1949 1.6 m gauge
To RFFSA #7
RFFSA #9 100t 1960 1.6m gauge
RFFSA #11 100t 1972 1.6m gauge
RFFSA #12 180t 1975 1.6m gauge
To MRS Rail Logistica #970071-4 1998
RFFSA #101 100t 1976 1m gauge
EFCB #102 68t 1949 1m gauge
To RFFSA #103
http://www.nakatransportes.com.br/orton ... e-company/
http://www.trilhosdorio.com.br/forum/vi ... =127&t=494
http://vfco.brazilia.jor.br/guindastes- ... orro.shtml


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