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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:57 pm 

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To my understanding ,yes, both Industrials .


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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:18 am 

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Do you know about when they were scrapped?


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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:07 am 

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Google Earth History shows them there in the earth scan of April 2013 , both wreckers gone in the next earth scan of March 2015 . I was told by a couple of CN engineers that regularly go by the place that the two cranes were still there in 2017. When I checked it out, I realized the cranes they saw were two monitor cab locomotive cranes . To an untrained eye a " crane is a crane is a crane". The saleman there said both wreckers were long gone . Sorry ,I didn't ask the date they were cut . Just looking for axle sets at the time .

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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:45 am 

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Mark,

You mentioned "Google Earth History", how dose one find that? If the cranes were gone in a 2015 scan why does the scan I get still show them? Doesn't Google Earth always show the latest view?


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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:00 pm 
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John,
Google Earth Pro, which is still available for download, has a time slider that in most cases can take you back to about 1994. Resolutions vary on the aerials. I don't think the current mobile version has that feature. At least I haven't found it yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:22 pm 

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Correct!


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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:16 am 

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I took a look at Railway & Industrial Services on Google Earth today. The current image shows the wreckers gone but five IBH monitor cab cranes still there. The only one I have information on is:

IBH #12340 1957 40 tons DE
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & pacific #X-120


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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:28 pm 

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John T wrote:
Thanks for the information. A builder's plate was to much to hope for.


Do you still want a photo of the builder's plate?


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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:23 am 

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Yes, I would very much like to see a photo of the plate. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:55 pm 

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John T wrote:
Yes, I would very much like to see a photo of the plate. Thank you.


I visited the crane yesterday, but I could not locate the builders plate.
Perhaps it was on the inaccessible side of the crane (there is heavy overgrowth around the crane).
I will try to visit this one again in the winter.


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 Post subject: Re: Abandoned loco crane in Lansing
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:11 pm 

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Try, try again!


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