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Steam wrecking crane tenders

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Steam wrecking crane tenders
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 15, 2003 3:33 AM

Was it "normal" for a steam crane like those used in wrecks to travel with a tender for water and fuel? I've seen many photos of "crane tenders" moving with steam cranes, but none seem capable of providing adequate water and fuel.

Can anyone provide a photo of such a movement?
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Steam wrecking crane tenders
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 15, 2003 3:33 AM

Was it "normal" for a steam crane like those used in wrecks to travel with a tender for water and fuel? I've seen many photos of "crane tenders" moving with steam cranes, but none seem capable of providing adequate water and fuel.

Can anyone provide a photo of such a movement?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 5:23 PM
I was just on line last night ( 8-20 ) and it was on the web site of crestline, I believe that I saw just what you are asking about. I do not remember exactly where because I was looking for books and I was going everywhere.

However they showed one tender and stated that it would be replaced later with a better one. I do believe that there was mention of it being done as a common thing. I think that I saw it under a heading something / MOW.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 5:23 PM
I was just on line last night ( 8-20 ) and it was on the web site of crestline, I believe that I saw just what you are asking about. I do not remember exactly where because I was looking for books and I was going everywhere.

However they showed one tender and stated that it would be replaced later with a better one. I do believe that there was mention of it being done as a common thing. I think that I saw it under a heading something / MOW.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 8:48 PM
It's Ralph again.

I was back on line to crestline.pennsyrr.com. I found the picture of a tender hooked up to the derrick. For some reason, when I typed the above I would not get in. It said page could not be found. However, that is what the site kept giving for an address. If you use http://crestline.pennsyrr.com/wrecktender.jpg.html, it will open to the picture, don't leave off the jgp.html.

If you get in to the site, wander around in the photo gallery. There are some great pictures in there.

I have only been back into model railroading a short time, but it seems that railroad tenders were, like many other pieces of equipment owned by railroads, turned into other pieces of useable equipment whenever possible. Example: page 7 in a book titled "35 Modelbuilding Projects" by Walter Olevsky a tender is converted into a signal maintainers headquarters. They show a picture of an actual car as changed and picture of kitbashed car. I have seen pictures of tenders used in many different ways, just as they recycled passenger cars and boxcars they recycled tenders too.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 8:48 PM
It's Ralph again.

I was back on line to crestline.pennsyrr.com. I found the picture of a tender hooked up to the derrick. For some reason, when I typed the above I would not get in. It said page could not be found. However, that is what the site kept giving for an address. If you use http://crestline.pennsyrr.com/wrecktender.jpg.html, it will open to the picture, don't leave off the jgp.html.

If you get in to the site, wander around in the photo gallery. There are some great pictures in there.

I have only been back into model railroading a short time, but it seems that railroad tenders were, like many other pieces of equipment owned by railroads, turned into other pieces of useable equipment whenever possible. Example: page 7 in a book titled "35 Modelbuilding Projects" by Walter Olevsky a tender is converted into a signal maintainers headquarters. They show a picture of an actual car as changed and picture of kitbashed car. I have seen pictures of tenders used in many different ways, just as they recycled passenger cars and boxcars they recycled tenders too.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 21, 2003 1:23 AM
Thanks, everyone. That is EXACTLY what I needed!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 21, 2003 1:23 AM
Thanks, everyone. That is EXACTLY what I needed!
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Posted by coalminer3 on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:19 AM
Here's something else to think about. Trains in MOW service also had tenders. This was a common sight on the C&O for example. Cars were the usual collection of flat cars, gons, and boxcars; lots of times a car-mounted Burro crane (there's a project for someone to do!), and a locomotive tender (gotta get water somewhere)

Camp cars as they were called were generally converted WW2 troop sleepers, but I also remember many times seeing HW passenger cars as well. These were coaches, diners, etc. used to for office space, machinery and to carry the work crew. Put a locomotive on the front and a cab on the rear and get busy.

Practice on the L&N was also similar but most of the time they used converted boxcars in camp service. Nowadays, of course many roads use prefab units on cars.

BTW, I got a flyer in the mail from the C&O Historical Society the other day. They are selling locomotive tenders.

Hope this helps.

work safe
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Posted by coalminer3 on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:19 AM
Here's something else to think about. Trains in MOW service also had tenders. This was a common sight on the C&O for example. Cars were the usual collection of flat cars, gons, and boxcars; lots of times a car-mounted Burro crane (there's a project for someone to do!), and a locomotive tender (gotta get water somewhere)

Camp cars as they were called were generally converted WW2 troop sleepers, but I also remember many times seeing HW passenger cars as well. These were coaches, diners, etc. used to for office space, machinery and to carry the work crew. Put a locomotive on the front and a cab on the rear and get busy.

Practice on the L&N was also similar but most of the time they used converted boxcars in camp service. Nowadays, of course many roads use prefab units on cars.

BTW, I got a flyer in the mail from the C&O Historical Society the other day. They are selling locomotive tenders.

Hope this helps.

work safe

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