RailPictures.Net Photo: AA 3187 Ann Arbor Railroad Steam Crane at Hamburg, Michigan by Jim Sinclair
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Ann Arbor Railroad (more..)
Steam Crane (more..)
MP 59.4 (just west of Hamburg Road) (more..)
Hamburg, Michigan, USA (more..)
April 04, 1972
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AA 3187 (more..)
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Jim Sinclair (more..)
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Ann Arbor Railroad steam-powered wrecking crane 3187 saw more than its fair share of derailments during the late sixties and early seventies. Built by the Bucyrus Company in March 1912, it possessed a lifting capacity of 100 tons and had two 10x12 inches cylinders which powered its hoisting machinery. The Ann Arbor paid $13,675 for the crane and it served the railroad admirably for almost 70 years. Here we see the 3187 hard at work on a beautiful April afternoon cleaning up the aftermath of the April 1st derailment of TF-1, which I'm sure was no April's Fools joke to the Ann Arbor management. A very dirty Ann Arbor GP35 (391) has been temporarily reassigned from road service to wreck train service since the crane was not self-propelled.
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