Wreck Train Equipment

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

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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".
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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.
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CR 31188 & 45210 are seen at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg PA on 10/18/97.
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A big crane brings up the rear of a work train that has just passed thru Horseshoe Curve and is headed to Altoona.
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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.
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Conrail 45210 is seen at Conway, PA in 6/1992
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CR 45210 (ex ERIE 3302, built 12-54) with CR 45501 idler flat.
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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.
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Former steam tender converted for MOW use.
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Conrail 45501 is the tender for the Conway wreck crane, and has been preserved at the RR Museum of PA
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CR 45509 is seen at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. This car looks to have been modified from a baggage car.
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Crane idler flat 45524 with a wrecker at Eden, NY. on Feb. 1, 1989. (W/permission)
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CR 45703 (ex PRR 826, built 12/22) was at Conway, PA on 6/21/80.
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CR 45703 (ex PRR 826, built 12/22) was at Conway, PA on 9/5/76.
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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.
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CR 45903 (ex PRR 4495, built 11-26) was at Conway, PA on 9/5/76.
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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.
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CR 50202 crane with CR 45501 idler flat.
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CR 50202 with CR 443000 idler flat.
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CR 50202 with EL 443000 idler flat.
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CR 50205 crane with PC 31550 idler car.

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