Wreck Train Equipment

Photos of the "big hooks" of yesteryear and their support cars are located here.

CR 30042 at Flint MI 6-86

Conrail 30042 is seen at Flint, MI in June 1986. This car does not appear on a CR MOW roster dated 12/31/86, so it looks like this car was retired shortly after this photo was taken. Lettering on the sill identifies it as a Wrecking Dept "Cistern Car".

CR 31188-Class F30

CR 31188 is seen at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg PA on 10/18/97. Car is ex PRR 470189 and was built 9-29.

CR 31888 & 45210 at Straburg PA 10/18/97

CR 31188 & 45210 are seen at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg PA on 10/18/97.

CR 45001

CR 45001 is seen at Elizibethport, NJ on 7/11/77.

CR 45004 Horseshoe Curve, PA 5/27/1978

A big crane brings up the rear of a work train that has just passed thru Horseshoe Curve and is headed to Altoona.

CR 45210

Conrail 45210 is the centerpiece of the Conway wreck train, and has been preserved at the RR Museum of PA. Crane is ex Erie 3302 blt 12-54.

CR 45210

Conrail 45210 is seen at Conway, PA in 6/1992

CR 45210

CR 45210 (ex ERIE 3302, built 12-54) with CR 45501 idler flat.

CR 45210 at Strasburg PA 10/18/97

CR 45210 is seen at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg PA on 10/18/97. Crane was built as ERIE 3302 in Dec of 1954.

CR 45305

Former steam tender converted for MOW use.

CR 45501

Conrail 45501 is the tender for the Conway wreck crane, and has been preserved at the RR Museum of PA

CR 45509

CR 45509 is seen at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. This car looks to have been modified from a baggage car.

CR 45524 in Eden, NY. on 2/1/89.

Crane idler flat 45524 with a wrecker at Eden, NY. on Feb. 1, 1989. (W/permission)

CR 45703

CR 45703 (ex PRR 826, built 12/22) was at Conway, PA on 6/21/80.

CR 45703

CR 45703 (ex PRR 826, built 12/22) was at Conway, PA on 9/5/76.

CR 45903

Conrail 45903 is part of the Conway wreck train, and sports what could be the longest CR logo in history. Car is ex PRR 4495 and was originally built 11-26 as a dining car.

CR 45903

CR 45903 (ex PRR 4495, built 11-26) was at Conway, PA on 9/5/76.

CR 50089 Wreck Crane at Rutherford, PA

The crew with wreck crane CR 50089 prepares to clean up two derailed E44's - CR 4439 and 4400, in the yard at Rutherford, PA on 5/13/84.

CR 50202

CR 50202 crane with CR 45501 idler flat.

CR 50202

CR 50202 with CR 443000 idler flat.

CR 50202

CR 50202 with EL 443000 idler flat.

CR 50205

CR 50205 crane with PC 31550 idler car.

CR 50209

CR 50209 is seen at Collinwood, OH on 10/30/77. Crane is ex PC 50209.

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