THE LITTLE LOCOMOTIVE AND THE BIG LIFT

These are photographs taken at RAILFAIR 91 during a demonstration of a SPRR wrecking crane. It does not appear to be a very heavy lift for the very large piece of  machinery. The stack fire did not last very long and did not seem to be of any great concern to the crew. This was one of many such demonstrations that I witnessed during the week long event. I wonder if we will ever see another RAILFAIR?

Hrtr is a link to a real life AT&SF derailment and the ‘San Bernardino’ hook in action near  La Mirada, Cal.

https://pixorails.com/2012/09/04/big-hook-action/

 

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 82 years old and wed for 65 years. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I am a High School mentor in physics, mountaineer, model builder, machinist and have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoy life and am looking forward to the future with my usual sense of anticipation and curiosity.
This entry was posted in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES. Bookmark the permalink.

WRITE COMMENTS, QUESTIONS , OR WHATEVER HERE.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s