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UNITED STATES ARMY RAILROAD CRANES The information below was gleaned mostly from the manufacturers records.

Other information was found in the records of the Alaska RR, the US Army Transportation Museum and several other sources. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. From limited information it looks like before WWII cranes were numbered in a XX-XX system. During the war a new system was used where the first two digits were the lifting capacity in tons. By 1949 a system was adapted using the prefix C followed by one to four digits. Up until November 16, 1942 all US Army railroad operations were under the Corps of Engineers. At this point railway operations were transferred to the Transportation Corps. By June 30, 1945 106 locomotive cranes built for the Military Rail Service and lend-lease, had been exported for use by US military forces or their allies. C=Crane D=Diesel DE=Diesel Electric G=Gasoline W=Wrecker AMERICAN HOIST & DERRICK (records 1939-1987) # 578 Date 1910 Type E Ditcher Owner Silverton Northern RR (chain drive) Denver & Rio Grand #0W 08-30-20 $9000 US Army Transportation Corps #970 Skagway, AK 1942 Sent to Seattle, WA as scrap 09-44, scrapped 1945 US War Dept. #2530 Ft. Bragg, NC Grant Steel Co. Dugualone, PA US War Dept. #2531 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. US War Dept. Sable Iron & Metal Montgomery, AL US War Dept. #2534 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2535 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. J. J. Coan & Co. Salt Lake City, UT US War Dept. US War Dept. #2538 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2539 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2540 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2541 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2542 Ft. Bragg, NC US Army #2513

1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805

1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941

825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G

1806 1807 1808 1809 1810 1811 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1860

1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943

825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G

02-43 825-G

1865 1866 1867 1868 1875 1887

06-42 408-G 08-42 408-G 08-42 825-G 08-42 825-G 07-43 825-G 03-43 508-CD

1904 1905

1943 1943

825-G 825-G

Alaska RR LC-36 (placed in service 04-59) The Purdy Co. Seattle, WA 1979 Scrapped at their Chehalis, WA yard 1979. US War Dept. #2543 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. Michigan State University East Lansing, MI US War Dept. #2545 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2546 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2547 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2548 Ft. Bragg, NC US War Dept. #2594 Ft. Bragg, NC US Air Force Alaska RR #LC-38 01-74 US War Dept. Ameron Southgate, CA US War Dept. M. Block & Co. Seattle, WA US War Dept. #2596 Ft. Bragg, NC Edgewater Steel Corp. Oakmont, PA US War Dept. Dominion Tar & Chemical Co. Transcona, Man US War Dept. Dominion Tar & Chemical Co. Vancouver, BC US War Dept. #25100 Baton Rouge, LA US Army Corps of Engineers #3 Seattle & North Coast RR Port Townsend, WA One source states that this crane belonged to the Milwaukee Road and was returned to them when the S&NC closed. US War Dept. (USAC of E) M. P. McCaffery, Inc. Los Angeles, CA US War Dept. (USAC of E) Baton Rouge, LA US War Dept. (USAC of E) Novak Iron & Metal Co. San Bernardino, CA US War Dept. (USAC of E) M. Block & Co. Seattle, WA US War Dept. #C-238 Ogden, UT US War Dept. Madison, IN US War Dept. Ogden, UT US Navy #84-00503 McDonnel Douglas Aircraft Co. Torrance, CA Boeing Co. Torrance, CA Travel Town (Griffith Park) Los Angeles, CA http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,1310542 US War Dept. (USAC of E) Northwest Steel Rolling Mills Seattle, WA US War Dept. (USAC of E) #2526 Ogden, UT

1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1922 1923 1924

1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943

825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-CD 825-CD 825-CD

1925 1943 1926 1943 1927 1943 1928 1943 1929 1943 1987 1944 1988 1944 1989 1944 1990 1944 1991 1944 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944

825-CD 825-CD 825-CD 825-CD 825-CD 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G

Also shown at

US War Dept. (USAC of E) #2527 Ogden, UT US War Dept. (USAC of E) Lummus Co., Inc. Richmond, CA US War Dept. (USAC of E) Luria Brothers (Peublo Compr. Steel) Pueblo, CO US War Dept. (USAC of E) Northwest Steel Rolling Mills Seattle, WA US War Dept. (USAC of E) Terminal Steel & Equipment Detroit, MI US War Dept. (USAC of E) #2532 Ogden, UT US War Dept. (USAC of E) General Creosoting Gulf, NC US War Dept. (USAC of E) #2534 Ogden, UT US War Dept. (USAC of E) #2535 Ogden, UT US War Dept. (USAC of E) #2536 Ogden, UT US War Dept. (USAC of E) Steiner Liff Iron & Metal Nashville, TN US War Dept. Raritan Arsenal US War Dept. Raritan Arsenal US War Dept. Raritan Arsenal US Army #C-45 Navajo Army Depot Bellemont, AZ Valley Steel & Supply Co. Tempe, AZ Arizona Ry Museum Chandler, AZ 1997 http://www.azrymuseum.org/roster/ARMY_C-45/C-45.jpg US War Dept. Raritan Arsenal US War Dept. Raritan Arsenal US War Dept. Raritan Arsenal US War Dept. Raritan Arsenal US War Dept. Raritan Arsenal US War Dept. US War Dept. US War Dept. US War Dept. US War Dept. Osterreichischen Bundesbahn (Austrian State RR) US War Dept. Greek State Ry US War Dept. Hy Bergerat Monnoyeur Paris, France US War Dept. Societe Generale DEnterprise France US War Dept. US War Dept. US War Dept. Kimmel Iron & Steel Milwaukee, WI Royal Netherlands Blast Furnace Ijumiden, Holland

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2529 2530 2531 2532 2706 2707 2708

1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944

825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G 825-G

01-50 840-DE 01-50 840-DE 01-50 840-DE 01-50 06-51 06-51 06-51 840-DE 840-DE 840-DE 840-DE

2709 2710 2711 J3133 J3134

06-51 06-51 06-51 06-53 06-53

840-DE 840-DE 840-DE 840-DE 840-DE

J3135 06-53 840-DE J3136 06-53 840-DE

J3140 06-53 840-DE J3141 J3142 J3143 J3144 06-53 06-53 06-53 06-53 840-DE 840-DE 840-DE 840-DE

J3145 08-53 840-DE J3146 08-53 840-DE

US War Dept. Kinonklijke Nederlansche Holland US War Dept. Kinonklijke Nederlansche Holland US War Dept. US War Dept. US War Dept. US War Dept. US War Dept. Osterreichischen Bundesbahn (Austrian State RR) US War Dept. US War Dept. Kinonklijke Nederlansche Holland US Army Transportation Corps. #C-143 N. C. Depot US Army Transportation Corps. #C-149 Ft. Holabird, MD US Army Transportation Corps. #C-145 Ogden, UT Sidney, NE (photographed in service in Korea) US Army Transportation Corps. #C-146 Pueblo, CO US Army Transportation Corps. N. Charleston, SC US Army Transportation Corps. Watervliet, NY US Army Transportation Corps. #C-208 Ogden, UT Mt. Rainier Scenic RR Mineral, WA (believed shipped from Fairchild AFB, WA 01-98) IPSCO Regina, Saskatchewan (here 2008) US Army Transportation Corps. Ogden, UT US Army Transportation Corps. New Brighton, MN US Army Transportation Corps. Ogden, UT US Army Transportation Corps. #C-279 Ogden, UT US Army Transportation Corps. #C-280 Tooele, UT Heber Valley RR Heber City, UT 1995 US Army Transportation Corps. #C-281 Ft. Lewis, WA US Army Transportation Corps. #C-282 Tooele, UT US Air Force #C-282 McClellan AFB, CA California State RR Museum Sacramento, CA 01-94 Heber Valley RR Heber City, UT 2008 US Army Transportation Corps #C-271 Ft. Bliss, TX Southeast Ry Museum Duluth, GA http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=96005&nseq=72 US Army Transportation Corps. #C-272 Port Clinton, OH US Army Transportation Corps. #C-273 Schenectady, NY US Army Transportation Corps. #C-274 Apco, OH US Army Transportation Corps. #C-275 Watertown, NY Amtrak #C-275 (here 08-22-04) US Army Transportation Corps. #00361 San Francisco, CA US Army Transportation Corps. #00362 San Francisco, CA

J3147 J3148 J3149 J3150 J3151

US Army Transportation Corps. #C-284 N. C. Depot US Army Transportation Corps. #C-276 Aberdeen, MD US Army Transportation Corps. #C-283 N. C. Depot US Army Transportation Corps. #C-1700 Ft. Bragg, NC US Army Transportation Corps. #C-1701 Rock Island Arsenal (here 1976 ) New Cumberland, PA Sold 1983 Walter Erman Co. Chicago, IL 1983 http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=368748&nseq=0 J3152 10-53 1240-DE US Army Transportation Corps. #C-1702 Youngstown, OH McAlester Army Ammunition Plant McAlester, OK For sale at McAlester, OK 08-20-09 http://www.sellmymachinery.com/Construction/EquipDetails.cfm?this_pub_date=22-AUG2009&FETC=WCD&AID=27032930 J3153 10-53 1240-DE US Army Transportation Corps. #C-1703 Ft. Bragg, NC J3154 10-53 1240-DE US Army Transportation Corps. #C-1704 N. C. Depot J3155 10-53 1240-DE US Army Transportation Corps. #C-1705 Ft. Knox, KY Kentucky Ry Museum New Haven, KT 1994 (now has automatic couplers ) http://tomstockton.us/trains-pictures/ic/1999/1999-10-15-r1-06.jpg J3156 10-53 1240-DE US Army Transportation Corps. #C-1706 Lathrop, CA J3157 10-53 1240-DE US Army Transportation Corps. #C-1707 Lathrop, CA J3472 11-58 825-DE US Army Corps of Engineers St. Anthony Dam (Minneapolis) J3476 12-58 Special US Army Corps of Engineers Hilderbrand Dam (Pittsburgh) ? ? 25 tons D 06-51 US Army #25114 Seattle, WA (here 1950) US Army #C-207 http://www.ersindustries.com/old/full/17.jpg Amtrak #C-207 (here 08-22-04) http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=75059

06-53 06-53 06-53 10-53 10-53

840-DE 840-DE 840-DE 1240-DE 1240-DE

US Army #C-289 Pueblo Railway Museum Pueblo, CO http://www.pueblorailway.org/Assets/ROSTER/US%20Army%20crane.htm ? 50 tons D US Army #C-171 ? 40 tons D US Army #C-277 Notes 825=8 wheels, 25 tons 840=8 wheels, 40 tons 1240=12 wheels, 40 tons, foreign couplers G=Gasoline Engine DE=Diesel Electric 2529-2532 & 2706-2711 shown as built for the US Navy to Navy Specs. 3131-3149 built for US Navy to Mil. Spec. 43-211 3150-3157 built for US Navy with foreign couplers to Spec. Mil. R-10977

1951

40 tons DE

BROWN HOISTING MACHINERY COMPANY (BROWNHOIST) ? ? 20t? SC 06-18QMCUSA #15-63 (rebuilt at Fort Monroe, VA 11-22-36) 20t? SC US Army #6124 BROWNING (records 1900-1974, last known owner only) # 662 1296 1650 1735 1745 1772 3248 3256 Type #2 15t SC #3 20t SC #8 #8 DT #3 DT #3 DT #8-C C-1 25t SC Date 1909 1915 1918 1918 1918 1918 1942 1942 Owner US Army Colon, Panama US Army Transportation Service Alaska RR #LC-8 1945 Retired 06-48 US Army Engineers Gasconade, MO US Army San Diego, CA William Cassidy-Quartermaster Fort Bragg, NC War Department Paducah, KY US War Department Army Transportation Service #8 Alaska RR #LC-33 1946 Retired 09-21-55

DT SC

QMCUSA #5-3 (photographed in tropical setting)

BUCYRUS COMPANY (records 1911-1956) # Date Type 193 08-11-15 160t SW Owner US Government (Army)-Sandy Hook Proving Grounds Highland Beach, NJ (closed 1919) Thomas E. Carey Co. (D) Northern Pacific RR #44 08-24-33 $8500 (converted to Diesel 12-60) Burlington Northern RR #D161 Lake Superior RR Museum Duluth, MI 1985 US Army Pittsburgh & West Virginia RR #P-6 scrapped General Engineering Depot, US Army Aberdeen, MD General Engineering Depot, US Army Aberdeen, MD Southern RR #900 to #903025

214 244 245

02-18 150t SW 11-18 160t SW 11-18 160t SW

257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 295 297

03-04-19 03-04-19 03-04-19 03-04-19 03-04-19 04-12-19 03-19-19 03-04-19 03-04-19 03-04-19

15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 15t SC 11-06-18 15t SC 03-28-18 15t SC

Norfolk Southern #903025 (converted to diesel) USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR USA War Department-Director General of Military RR U S Army General Engineering Dept. U S Army General Engineering Dept.

As of February 6, 1919 these Bucyrus built cranes were surplus. 10 15-ton 8-wheel 45 boom MCB Standard Appliances @$20,680 21697 02-42 160t SW BUCYRUS-ERIE War Department (U S Army C-14) Aberdeen, MD Alaska RR #LC-58 retired 1984 & scrap http://www.alaskarails.org/pix/mow/BY-LC-58.html

Notes SC=Steam Crane SW=Steam Wrecking Crane COWANS, SHELDON & COMPANY The US Army had at least one 45-ton wrecker by this British builder. By Early 1945 six British Army wreckers had been passed to the American and Canadian forces in northern France.

CULLEN-FRIESTEDT # Date Type Owner 14084 1941 5 tons Gas US Army Transportation Service #8 Alaska RR #LC-34 1946 Retired 1976 ? 7 tons Gas US Army TC #C-352 Camp Claiborne, LA 01-42 ? 7 tons Gas US Army #500 (with pile driver) INDUSTRIAL WORKS (no company records) 40t 1903 US Army Sandy Hook Proving Grounds $11,500 US Government #1 http://www.nps.gov/gate/historyculture/Sandy-HookProving-Ground-Gallery.htm Denver & Rio Grande Western #OZ $34,527.75 Standard & 36 gauge convertible US War Department 01-42 Converted to 42 gauge QMCUSA #35-5 (photo 11-40) US Army Corps of Engineers #1242 Claiborne-Polk Military RR Camp Claiborne, LA 1941 (purchased used, pre1920 machine) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz54FcA4wqA INDUSTRIAL BROWNHOIST 11351 15/20t DC US Army #C-7 (most likely one of the 7500s) Alaska RR #LC-32 08-47 Retired 05-64 11482 75t W 1944 US Army #7508 (retired at Belle Mead, NJ) Alaska RR #LC-57 09-47 Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry Wassilla, AK 1984 http://www.alaskarails.org/fp/cranes/JCC-lc-057.html 11489 75t W 1943 US Army #7505 (retired at Belle Mead, NJ) Alaska RR #LC-56 09-47 (retired 1980) Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry Wassilla, AK 1984 http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr1299/arrlc56.jpg 11626 US War Department On display in Holland. (This may be near Den Bosch, at Autoweg van Numegen.) 11630 20t SC 08-44 US Army Transportation Corps France

2825

70t W 07-23

25t SC SW

12162

12163 12164 12178

12186 ? ? ? ? ?

(Photographed at Trappes, France 1979) 75t W Steam 1952 US Army #C-1504 State of West Virginia 1979 South Branch Valley RR #OX Moorefield, WV 1979 Bill Miller Equipment Sales Mount Savage, MD 2001 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrwubbs/5577597304/ 75t SW US Army #C-15?? Panama RR #63 BIG TOM 75t SW 1952 US Army #C-1501 Fort Eustis, VA US Army Transportation Museum Fort Eustis, VA http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=187021 75t SW 1952 US Army #C-1503 Monon #80004 Louisville & Nashville #40010 (2nd) (conv to diesel) Kentucky RR Museum New Haven, KY http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1933963 75t SW 1952 US Army #C-1502 Cass Scenic RR State Park Cass, WV 1979 150t DW 75t SW 75t SW 75t SW 75t SW

US Army #C-5 (12-wheels) 2 built 1952US Army #C-1500 (12 wheels) 1952US Army #C-1505 (12 wheels) 1943/44 US Army #7506 (12 wheels) 1943/44 US Army #7510 (12 wheels) Italian State RR (rebuilt with relieving bogies) ? 25t DC 03-43 US Army #2545 Alaska RR #LC-35 Retired 1974 Steno Steel Co. ? 75t W Steam 09-44 US Army Trans. Corp. #7504 New South Wales Government RR #1080 07-09-47 (rated at 50 tons) (retired 1996) Junee Roundhouse Museum Junee, NSW, Australia http://www.personal.usyd.edu.au/~stephen/trains/X10/1080.shtml ? 75t W Steam 1943 US Army Trans. Corp. New South Wales Government RR #1081 09-27-48 $6352 (rated at 50 tons) (retired 1990) Dorrigo Steam Ry & Museum, LTD. Dorigo, NSW, Aus. http://www.personal.usyd.edu.au/~stephen/trains/X10/1081.shtml The US Army brought three of these wreckers to Australia. The other one was reportedly shipped back to the US at the end of WW II on the deck of an aircraft carrier and lost overboard just outside Sydney Head. ? ? ? 25t DC 1943 35t DC 75t W Steam US Army #2547 US Army #3552 US Army #C-112 (probably one of the 7500s renumbered)

75t W Steam

(Photographed picking up wreck of USA diesel loco #2025 in Korea.) US Army #C-113 (probably one of the 7500s renumbered) (photographed at Baltimore, MD 04-10-49)

There are indications that the US Army had 20 or more 20-ton Brownhoist design steam cranes during WWII. These were assigned to both American and British forces in France. Certain post war users were the SNCF ( number uncertain ), Army, Longmoor ( 1no. ); Dorman Long ( at least 2no. with tracklaying subsidiary, used at Margam and Tyne Yard constructions ); Port Talbot Drydock Coy.; Ernest Wright, Bilston; Dutch industrial users ( incl. Piet Smit Shipyard, which had at least three ); Belgian industrial users ( including F.P van Loon, Heesch ) and possibly the SNCB and French industrial users. Another is at Castell Maggiore, Army Civil Engineers Depot (near Bologna) Italy. Per Chris Capewell The Dutch Steam Assn. (Stoom Stichting Nederland) has a former US Army 20-ton Industrial Brownhoist steam crane built in 1943. It and three sisters went to the Piet Smit shipyard in the Netherlands after WWII. The other three were converted to diesel at some point but this one (#23) worked in steam until 1977. In 1978 it was given to the museum. http://www.cranestodaymagazine.com/story.asp?storycode=2026239 A WWI vintage crane is at Denain Regional Railway Museum in France. http://cefnord.free.fr/grues/index.html John Cummings reports that he photographed one of the 75-ton wreckers still in use by the Korean State RR in the early 1970s. LINK-BELT # Date 14964 Type Owner 22 tons steam US Army BC Forest Products Victoria, BC Flecher Challenge Canada, Ltd. Victoria, BC 1988 Saanich Historical Artifacts Society Saanichton, BC 1990

McMYLER INTERSTATE ? US Army #HO 39 224 Hanford, WA steam http://www5.hanford.gov/ddrs/common/findpage.cfm?AKey=N1D0025520 OHIO (records 1922-1987)

C/N 3629

3655

3756 3757 3813

3886

3948 3978 4009 4010 4018

MODEL LIFT WHEELS DRIVEBOOM SHIPPED D 20 ton 8 steam 55 03-19-24 Great Lakes Foundry Co. Port Huron, MI Republic Scrap Iron & Metal Co. Detroit, MI 1936 Empire Iron & Metal Co. 1940 Transportation Corps Ft. Lewis, WA 1944 Northwest Steel Rolling Mills Seattle, WA 1946 J. H. Baxter (Baxter Pole Co.) Renton (Quendall), WA Puget Sound Ry. Historical Assn. (never moved) 1969 Scrapped 1969-71, Boiler to Petitjean Brothers in 1972 By 1984 it was in use at the Petitjean Brothers Mill Co. at Fall City, WA It is now at Matt Rauchs mill near Deming, WA. D 20 ton 8 steam 50 08-19-24 Grant-Boulton Co. Columbus, OH Hunkin-Conkey Const. Co. Ravenna, OH Army Service Forces New Haven, IN Producers Core Sand Corp. Sawyer, MI F 30 ton 4 steam 60 10-08-28 US Engineers Vicksburg, MS (14 gauge) F 30 ton 8 steam 60-70 09-21-28 US Engineers Vicksburg, MS Anderson-Tully Co. Memphis, TN 1950 LC 25 ton 8 steam 50 12-12-27 Weyerhaeuser Tbr. Co. Rainier (Vail), WA US Engineers Ft. Richardson, AK Alaska RR #LC-7 09-23-49 E 25 ton 8 steam 50 06-21-29 W. E. Wright Co. Akron, OH Returned and rebuilt 1941 Hunkin-Conkey Const. Co. Atlas, OH War Department Louisville, KT Fitzsimmons & Connell Dredge & Dock Chicago, IL F 30 ton 8 gasoline 50 08-11-30 Aberdeen Proving Grounds Aberdeen, MD Mayer Pollock Pottstown, PA 1948 F 30 ton 8 gasoline 50 06-30-31 Edgewood Arsenal Edgewood, MD United Iron & Metal Co. Baltimore, MD 1958 C 15 ton gasoline 50 11-13-37 US Engineers Charleroi, PA C 15 ton gasoline 50 11-13-37 US Engineers Charleroi, PA F 30 ton 8 gasoline 50 12-28-37 Frankford Arsenal Philadelphia, PA Huntsville Building Material Co. Huntsville, AL 1962

4026

4047

4063

4064

4079 4114 4116 4117 4118 4125 4126 4127 4128

Van Valkenburg Redi-Mix Concrete Co. Huntsville, AL 1964 F 30 ton 8 gasoline 50 David J. Joseph Co. Texas City, TX War Department Montgomery, AL 1942 Karl Nussbaum & Sons, Inc. Louisville, KT 1962 G 35 ton 8 steam 50-75 New York Shipbuilding Corp. Camden, NJ US Army #263 Alaska RR #LC-23 Anchorage, AK 12-47 Retired 11-57 G 35 ton 8 steam 50-75 New York Shipbuilding Co. Camden, NJ US Army #X-853 Alaska RR #LC-24 12-47 Retired 04-54 Sontag Construction Co. for barge use G 35 ton 8 steam 50-75 New York Shipbuilding Corp. Camden, NJ US Army #854 Alaska RR #LC-22 Anchorage, AK 11-47 Retired 06-56 E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 Engineers Office Bridge Jct., AR Anderson-Tully Co. Vicksburg, MS 1966 E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 Commanding Officer Benicia, CA Erman Corp. Turner, KS 1962 E 25 ton 8 diesel 50 Commanding Officer Hermiston, OR US Army Corps of Engineers E 25 ton 8 diesel 50 Commanding Officer Fort Wingate, NM E 25 ton 8 diesel 50 Commanding Officer Ravenna, OH Washburn Wire Co. Phillipsdale, RI 1959 E 25 ton 8 diesel 50 War Department, US Engineers Baltimore, MD Portsmouth Salvage Co. South Norfolk, VA 1961 E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 War Department, US Engineers Stockton, CA Peppers Allied Metal Co. Salt Lake City, UT 1958 E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 War Department, US Engineers Oakland, CA Highway Paving Co. Montreal, PQ E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 War Department, US Engineers Guilderland Center, NY

09-24-38

11-09-40

03-08-41

04-25-40

05-29-41 11-25-41 12-08-41 12-18-41 12-26-41 01-23-42 02-02-42 02-03-42 02-05-42

4129 4130 4145 4184 4192

4193

4194 4195

4217 4218 4219 4220

4221

4222 4223 4224

E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 War Department, US Engineers Guilderland Center, NY E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 War Department, US Engineers Guilderland Center, NY Mac Andrews & Forbes Co. Camden, NJ 1957 F 30 ton 8 diesel 50 US Engineer Boat Yard St. Louis, MO E 25 ton 8 diesel 50 Edgewood Arsenal Edgewood, MD E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 Albany Engineer Depot Albany, NY J. J. Coan Co. Salt Lake City, UT 1956 B. J. Carney Spokane, WA 1957 B. S. Carney St. Maries, ID (here 1988) E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 Baton Rouge Engineer Depot Sharp, LA Changed to diesel, rebuilt and shipped toCelanese Fibers Co. Cumberland, MD 04-17-63 E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 Cincinnati Engineer Depot Sharonville, OH E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 US Army, Marion Engineer Depot Marion, OH US Navy #84-00510 South Philadelphia, PA (retired 11-18-80) Catskill Mountain RR #8301 Kinston, NY 10-83 $3434.34 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Aberdeen Proving Grounds Aberdeen, MD Boston Metals Co. Baltimore, MD 1958 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 Boston Port of Embarkation Boston, MA Peck Iron & Metal Co. Portsmouth, VA 1957 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 New York Port of Embarkation New York, NY G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Holabird Ordnance Motor Base Baltimore, MD Peck Iron & Metal Co. Portsmouth, VA 1958 Kramer Orloff Co. Detroit, MI 1959 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Lincoln Ordnance Depot Springfield, IL United Road Machinery Co. Memphis, TN 1959 Fairport, Painesville & Eastern RR Painesville, OH 1960 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Albany Engineer Depot Albany, NY G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Terre Haut Ordnance Depot Terre Haut, IN G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Granite City Engineer Depot Granite City, IL

02-28-42 02-28-42 04-01-42 08-21-42 10-24-42

10-28-42

10-30-42 10-30-42

11-18-42 11-24-42 11-25-42 12-01-42

12-07-42

12-16-42 10-19-42 12-21-42

Erman Corp. Turner, KA 4225 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 01-06-43 Louisville Ordnance Depot Louisville, KY United Road Machinery Co. Memphis, TN 1959 Southern Transfer Co. Memphis, TN 4226 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 01-20-43 Baton Rouge Engineer Depot Sharp, LA 4230 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 01-29-43 Sharonville Engineer Depot Sharonville, OH 4231 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 02-13-43 Marion Engineer Depot Marion, OH Bethlehem Steel Co., Patapsco Scrap Yard Baltimore, MD 1959 4234 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 02-22-43 Rossford Ordnance Depot Toledo, OH 4267 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 03-30-43 Seattle Port of Embarkation Seattle, WA US Army Ft. Lewis, WA 4268 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 04-10-43 Seattle Port of Embarkation Seattle, WA US Army Ft. Lewis, WA Portsmouth Salvage Co. Inc. South Norfolk, VA 1961 Friend & Co., Inc Petersburg, VA 1964 4269 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 04-12-43 Port of Embarkation Oakland, CA Hyman-Michaels Co. Alton, IL 1956 4272 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 05-19-43 US Army Transportation Officer Fort Lewis, WA 4273 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 04-29-43 New York Port of Embarkation New York, NY 4274 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 05-08-43 Transportation Officer Whittier, AK US Army #3528 Alaska RR #G-12 Seward, AK 1945 (to #LC-12 1946) Unknown ?, WA 4277 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 06-10-43 Los Angeles Port of Embarkation Wilmington, CA 4279 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 05-25-43 Pasco Holding & Reconsignment Point Pasco, WA US Army Ft. Lewis, WA 4280 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 04-24-43 US Engineer Branch Depot Granite City, IL Bethlehem Steel Co., Patapsco Scrap Yard Baltimore, MD 1959 4299 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 04-30-43 US Army Air Forces Miami, FL Mayer Pollock Pottstown, PA 1955 Pear & Co. Reading, PA 1962 4300 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 05-29-43

4410 4411 4413 4416

4417

4418 4419 4420 4421 4422 4423 4424 4425 4426 4431 4432 4433

Aberdeen Proving Grounds Aberdeen, MD G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 06-13-44 Seattle Port of Embarkation Seattle, WA Seattle Iron & Metal Co. Seattle, WA 1956 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 06-15-44 Los Angles Port of Embarkation Wilmington, CA Good Pasture Grain & Milling Co. Galena Park, TX 1962 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 06-21-44 Los Angles Port of Embarkation Wilmington, CA G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 05-29-44 Fort Sheridan Fort Sheridan, IL Durham & Southern Ry Dunn, NC 1963 Gulfport Creosoting Co. Gulfport, MS 1963 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 06-30-44 Granite City Engineer Works Granite City, IL United Road Machinery Co. Memphis, TN 1959 Illinois Central RR Chicago, Il 1960 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 06-30-44 Granite City Engineer Works Granite City, IL Illinois Central RR Memphis, TN 1962 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 07-07-44 Philadelphia Cargo Port of Embarkation Philadelphia, PA G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 07-12-44 Utah A. S. F. Depot Ogden, UT E. Soundheimer Co. Soundheimer, LA 09-22-65 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 07-14-44 Los Angles Port of Embarkation Wilmington, CA G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 07-19-44 Desert C. W. Depot Clover, UT Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Ry Roscoe, TX 1961 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 07-25-44 Camp Van Dorn, Centerville, MS G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 07-27-44 San Bernardino Army Air Field San Bernardino, CA G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 07-31-44 Fairfield Air Depot Osborn, OH G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 07-31-44 Bellemead A. S. F. Depot Bellemead, NJ Bethlehem Steel Co., Patapsco Scrap Yard Baltimore, MD 1959 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 08-29-44 Savanna Ordnance Depot Proving Grounds, IL The Purdy Co. 1965 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 08-29-44 Terre Haute Ordnance Depot Terre Haute, IN Ogden Arsenal Ogden, UT 1944 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 08-31-44

4434

4435 4436 4438

4439 4440

4441 4442

4443 4444 4445 4446

4447

Seattle Port of Embarkation Seattle, WA Seattle Iron & Metals Co. Seattle, WA G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 Seattle Port of Embarkation Seattle, WA Seattle Iron & Metals Co. Seattle, WA St. Joseph Structural Steel Co. St. Joseph, MO 1962 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 New Orleans Port of Embarkation New Orleans, LA Tuschman Steel Co. Toledo, OH 1962 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 Charleston Port of Embarkation Charleston, SC G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Granite City Engineering Depot Granite City, IL Bethlehem Steel Co. Patapsco Scrap Yard Balitmore, MD Unknown shipyard Portland, OR (converted to diesel about 1960) Poles, Inc. Newport, WA (Oldtown, ID) 1962 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Ogden Arsenal Ogden, UT Kasle Iron & Metals, Inc. Toledo, OH 1961 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island, IL Brann & Stuart Co., Inc. Trenton, NJ Atlantic Prestressed Concrete Co. Trenton, NJ G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Aberdeen Proving Grounds Aberdeen, MD Durham & Southern Ry Durham, NC 1963 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Watervliet Arsenal Watervliet, NY Brann & Stuart Co., Inc. Trenton, NJ 1957 Atlantic Prestressed Concrete Co. Trenton, NJ 1959 Pullman Standard butler, PA 1965 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Watertown Arsenal Watertown CT Dunbar & Sullivan Dredging Co. Detroit, MI 1962 G 35 ton 8 gasoline 50 Rocky Mountain Arsenal Rocky Mountain, Ladora, CA (CO?) Great Western Sugar Co. Denver, CO 1958 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 New York Port of Embarkation Brooklyn, NY Royal Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Works Ymuiden, Holland G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 New York Port of Embarkation Brooklyn, NY Chantiers Equipment Paris, France 1949 Societe des Grands Travaux de Marseille Paris, France 1949 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 New York Port of Embarkation Brooklyn, NY

09-09-44

09-13-44 09-16-44 10-06-44

10-10-44 10-12-44

10-17-44 10-21-44

10-31-44 10-31-44 11-16-44 11-29-44

11-30-44

4448 4449 4450 4451 4452 4454 4455 4456

4601 4602 ?

Chantiers Equipment Paris, France 1949 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 11-30-44 New York Port of Embarkation Brooklyn, NY Chantiers Equipment Paris, France 1949 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 12-01-44 New York Port of Embarkation Brooklyn, NY Royal Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Works Ymuiden, Holland 1949 G 35 tons 8 Gasoline 50 12-06-44 New York Port of Embarkation Brooklyn, NY Establissments H. Michelot Paris, France 1949 E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 11-18-44 Wright Field Wright, Green County, OH E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 11-24-44 Albany Engineer Depot Albany, NY Texas Tank Car Works, Inc. San Angelo, TX E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 12-15-44 Casad Ordnance Depot New Haven, IN Briggs & Turivas Imperial, PA E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 12-21-44 Bucyrus Transportation Corps Bucyrus, OH E 25 ton 8 gasoline 50 12-23-44 Selfridge Field MI Vulcan Iron Works Wilkes Barre, PA Sol Tick & Co. Decatur, IL 1965 EFA 25 ton 8 diesel 50 12-02-49 Holabird Signal Depot Baltimore, MD EFA 25 ton 8 diesel 50 12-07-49 Holabird Signal Depot Baltimore, MD 8 diesel Simpson Tbr. Co. McCleary, WA-1 crane here 07-09-72, ex-US Army Transportation Corps #C-348. Gone by 1995. Hocking Valley Scenic Ry Nelsonville, OH Ohio 25 tons Diesel US Army DLA #44115 35 ton 8 gasoline US Army #C-46 30 ton 8 gasoline US Army #C-106 35 ton 8 gasoline US Air Force #C-236

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An equipment drawing shows the US Army had six 25-ton Ohio diesel cranes (#25140-25145). Three of these (#25141, 25142 & 25145) were revised for clearance purposes. One is at the Denain Regional Railway Museum in France. http://cefnord.free.fr/grues/index.html . ORTON # Date Type S-136 1954 25t Diesel ? ? ? 1953 1953 Owner US Army #C-1717 Alaska RR # LC-39 25t DE US Army #C-1712 Kentucky Ry. Museum New Haven, KT 1994 http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1934556 25t Diesel US Army #226 Museum of Transportation St. Louis, MO 25t Diesel US Army #C-1708 Western Maryland Scenic RR Cumberland, MD 1990s http://cjb77.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2125758 Scheduled to be scrapped in December 2011. 50t Diesel W US Army #C-1719N (12 wheels) (36, 39 3/8 & 42 gauge) 1 built 75t Diesel W US Army #C-1720 (12 wheels) 1 built (used at Fort Eustis)

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RANSOMES & RAPIER The US Army had at least one 45-ton wrecker by this British builder. By Early 1945 six British Army wreckers had been passed to the American and Canadian forces in northern France. US Army locomotive cranes in service 1950-1960 CONUS Overseas Total 1950 234 2 236 1951 240 6 246 1952 243 6 249 1953 260 8 268 1954 254 8 262 1955 222 2 224 1956 204 2 206 1957 211 2 213 1958 198 2 200 1959 181 1 182 1960 170* 1 171

* 94 in storage Of the cranes in inventory as of June 30, 1960 55 were 0-10 years old, 114 were 11-20 years old and 2 were 21-30 years old. Of those in storage 39 were 0-10 years old and 55 were 1120 years old. By 1955 the only steam crane in use was #C-1501 at Fort Eustis. The 1960 inventory breaks down with these crane classes listed:

Lift Power 7 tons 25 tons 25 tons 25 tons *25 tons 30 tons 30 tons 35 tons 35 tons *40 tons 40 tons 50 tons *50 tons W *75 tons W *75 tons W *75 tons W 150 tons W

Builder Total CONUS Gas Burro 3 3 Diesel Orton 10 1 Diesel 47 15 Gas American 21 14 Diesel Orton 1 Gas Ohio 2 2 Diesel 2 Gas Ohio 21 16 Diesel Ohio 18 9 Die/ElcAmerican 8 Die/ElcAmerican 27 10 Diesel American 1 1 Diesel Orton 1 Steam IB 6 1 Steam IB 0@ Diesel Orton 1 1$ Diesel IB 2 1

Overseas

Stored 9 32 6 1+ 2 5 9 8@ 17 1+ 5$ 1

W=Wrecker * Foreign Service + 36, 39 3/8 & 42 gauges @ 56, 60, 63 & 66 gauges $ 56 & 60 gauges 25 tons Diesel Orton #C-1708 to C-1717 *25 tons Diesel Orton #C-1718N *40 tons Die/Elc AH&D #C-1700 to C-1707 *50 tons W Diesel Orton #C-1719N *75 tons W Steam IB #C-1500 to C-1505 $77,000 each *75 tons W Steam IB #7500 to 7510 (WWII vintage, at least two of these were renumbered to C-112 and C-113) *75 tons W Diesel Orton #C-1720 150 tons W Diesel IB #C-5 and ? US AIR FORCE LOCOMOTIVE CRANES On September 18, 1947 the US Army Air Forces was split off from the Army and became the US Air Force. Army equipment that was useful to the Air Force was transferred to the new organization. This included a goodly amount of railroad equipment. As of June 30 1960 the Air Force had 394 cars, 162 locomotives and 44 locomotive cranes. The US Army Transportation Corps had procurement and maintenance responsibility for this equipment. Except for the new cranes listed bellow all came from Army inventory. Of the 44 cranes in use in 1960 they break down as follows:

American Ohio Ohio Unknown Unknown

25t 35t 35t 25t 30t

gasoline gasoline diesel diesel diesel

6 9 1 27 1

AMERICAN HOIST & DERRICK (records 1939-1987) # 1836 Date Type 25 ton 01-43 G Owner US War Dept. #2594 Ft. Bragg, NC US Air Force Alaska RR #LC-38 01-74 US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-245 Rantoul, IL US Navy (Air Force) Illinois Central Gulf RY Chicago, IL US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-247 Middletown, PA Joseph Behr (AMI) Rockford, IL US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-248 Chicopee Falls, MA US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-249 Curtis Bay7, MD US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-252 Curtis Bay, MD US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-253 Curtis Bay, MD US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-254 Curtis Bay, MD US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-255 Curtis Bay, MD US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-256 Curtis Bay, MD US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-257 Ogden, UT Unknown Council Bluffs, IA 01-01-05 (going to scrap) http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1140002 US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-258 Ogden, UT US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-259 Ogden, UT US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-260 Ogden, UT

J3091 25 ton 02-53 D J3092 25 ton 02-53 D J3093 25 ton 02-53 D J3094 25 ton 02-53 D J3095 25 ton 02-53 D J3115 25 ton 02-53 D J3116 25 ton 02-53 D J3117 25 ton 02-53 D J3118 25 ton 02-53 D J3119 25 ton 02-53 D J3120 25 ton 02-53 D

J3121 25 ton 02-53 D J3122 25 ton 02-53 D J3123 25 ton 02-53 D

J3124 25 ton 02-53 D J3136 40 ton DE 1953

US Navy (Air Force) US Air Force #C-261 Ogden, UT US Army Transportation Corps #C-282 Tooele, UT US Air Force #C-282 McClellan AFB, CA California State RR Museum Sacramento, CA 01-94 Heber Valley RR Heber City, UT 2008

The AH&D records show most of these cranes built for the Navy but a few are known to have been delivered new to the Air Force. Clarification is needed. BROWNING (records 1900-1974) # 4113 Type 25t Diesel Date 1952 Owner US Air Force #M6560 US Navy Midwest City, OK Lazorv Supply Sales Memphis, TN (Note in this photo http://www.ersindustries.com/old/full/12.jpg the crane is numbered M6560 and the car is numbered 4113.)

OHIO LOCOMOTIVE CRANE COMPANY C/N MODEL LIFT WHEELS DRIVE BOOM SHIPPED 4680 EFA 25 tons Diesel 50-65 06-12-52 Transportation Officer, Eglin Air Force Base Mossy Head, FL 4681 EFA 25 tons Diesel 50-65 06-12-52 Transportation Officer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Wright Green County, OH 4682 EFA 25 tons Diesel 50-65 06-20-52 Transportation Officer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fairborn, Track 1, OH 4683 EFA 25 tons Diesel 50-65 06-27-52 Transportation Officer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fairborn, Track 1, OH 4682 EFA 25 tons Diesel 50-65 07-22-52 Transportation Officer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fairborn, Track 1, OH John A. Taubeneck 14314 Dayton Ave. N Seattle, WA 98133 Email jtaub@juno.com April 1, 2012