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Connie

Mystery crane?

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Hello. I was browsing on a site for urban exploration when i found a photo of a crane that appeared to be very heavy duty, taken at the 36th-38th street yard in 2001. I'm very, very curious as to what kind of crane it is; it seems much too heavy duty for the transit system, and the cranes owned by the South Brooklyn both are tiny compared to it. If anyone could shed some light i'd be happy.

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That was an old South Brooklyn Railway/BMT crane. It has since been scrapped.

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interesting. Sorry if this is a barrage of questions but;

 

-Do you have any idea of the crane's make and drive?

-The SBK rosters on Philip Goldstein's site only list 3 cranes; 2 brownhoists too small to be this one and a trolley chassis one now at a trolley museum. If this crane is BMT, why is it so large?

-What was it used for?

 

 

 

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