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Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne
Posted by: Car57 (IP Logged)
Date: February 19, 2012 09:34AM

Oh really, well we did the same for car 57, this was the least stressful way (for the carbody) of moving this kind of old equipment. the trailer frame which is custom built with a pre-stressed I beam on one side to try to remove the age old twist in the CA has its wheels removed to get it as low as possible, then the body is gradually lifted until the Aluminium I beams can be inserted the lift continues until the I beamds clear the trailer sides then two more beams are bolted on across the trailer, lifting a further 6 inches allows the 4 roller assemblies to slide under the caboose frame, then winches get bolted to the I beams and cables attached and the body can be winched across, using wedges of course to prevent it running away.
Its a great system and is stress free for the car and everyone really !

Mike Pannell
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Subject Written By Posted
  NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne Car57 02/18/2012 08:33AM
  Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne Dirk Ramsey 02/18/2012 09:10AM
  Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne Tower Operator 02/18/2012 02:49PM
  Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne Car57 02/18/2012 06:25PM
  Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne Jeff Ramsey 02/18/2012 06:57PM
  Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne Car57 02/18/2012 09:19PM
  Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne Dave Bates 02/19/2012 08:34AM
  Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne Car57 02/19/2012 09:34AM
  Re: NNG CA Caboose is on the move in Cheyenne John Cole 02/19/2012 10:04AM


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Engine number 489 and 486 as mid train helper with a 64 car westbound freight. Photographed: east of Cumbres, Colo., May 28, 1939.

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