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Photo ID: 563572

The crew of steam-powered Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane A pose with their charge in the yard at East Ely, Nevada, on February 5, 2006.

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam wrecking crane
Location: East Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 05, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 28, 2016

Views: 3,197
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 535970

Dead Lined..... Squirreled away on a little-used, overgrown siding off the C&O Durbin Branch, sits a rather rusty piece of machinery that I never expected to see as I hiked along the Greenb... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: USAX C-1502
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 14, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jun 24, 2015

Views: 12,032
Comments: 3

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Photo ID: 519210

Anatomy of a Big Hook.Here is a little different view of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum's Big Hook...the 1907-vintage Steam Wrecking Crane A. This contraption weighs as much as a stea... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 06, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Feb 16, 2015

Views: 5,233
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 519209

Big Hook: A very useful engine.Wreckmaster John Henry watches as this Nevada Northern wrecking crew rigs a derailed hopper for a lift back onto the iron in the East Ely Yard. Nevada Nort... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 06, 2015


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Feb 16, 2015

Views: 4,345
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 510476

Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane A lifts a flatcar at Lavon siding on the Adverse Branch north of East Ely, Nevada, on February 3, 2007. The crew is performing a “derailment cleanup” with the steam ... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: steam wrecking crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: NN work extra
Photo Date: February 03, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 14, 2014

Views: 7,674
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Favorited: 25


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Photo ID: 478921

Where do you find parts for a 100 year-old steam engine? The answer is....you usually don't FIND them, more often then not, you have to MAKE them. At the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, th... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 07, 2014


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Apr 22, 2014

Views: 9,673
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Photo ID: 478180

Got a hopper in the dirt? That's no problem if you've also got a big hook. And the Nevada Northern Railway Museum does have a big one....a 100-tonner, as a matter of fact. This unit was b... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 09, 2014


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Apr 17, 2014

Views: 9,986
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Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 473174

Hand signals are given to the crane operator to position the big hook to where it needs to be

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRy A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 09, 2014


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By: Hunter Lohse

Added: Mar 11, 2014

Views: 2,683
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Photo ID: 470529

The 1907 100-ton steam crane re-rails an ore car in the Ely Yard. Thanks to the dedication of the museum members, this historic piece can still be seen working as it would have over a century ago.

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 14, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Feb 19, 2014

Views: 5,202
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Photo ID: 441608

I’m thinking that cleaning the flues of a boiler on a steam wrecker goes to the low man on the seniority list! This young railroader uses high-presure air to blow out accumulated soot and grit fro... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam wrecking crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: Work extra
Photo Date: February 03, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 29, 2013

Views: 3,224
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Favorited: 4


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Photo ID: 441548

Steam wrecker rainbow
A rainbow forms in the dry desert air as a member of the wrecker crew blows down the boiler of Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane A at Lavon siding on the Adverse Bran... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam wrecking crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: Work extra
Photo Date: February 03, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 29, 2013

Views: 8,241
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Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 441519

The operator of Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane A waits for the next move at Lavon siding on the Adverse Branch north of East Ely, Nevada, on February 3, 2007. The crew here is performing a “derail... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam wrecking crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: Work extra
Photo Date: February 03, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 29, 2013

Views: 2,898
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Photo ID: 441518

One of the railroaders on the crew of Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane A pauses a moment toward the front of the wrecker at Lavon siding on the Adverse Branch north of East Ely, Nevada, on February ... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam wrecking crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: Work extra
Photo Date: February 03, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 29, 2013

Views: 2,090
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 441476

Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane A easily moves a flatcar at Lavon siding on the Adverse Branch north of East Ely, Nevada, on February 3, 2007. The crew is performing a “derailment cleanup” with the... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam wrecking crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: Work extra
Photo Date: February 03, 2007


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 28, 2013

Views: 8,612
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Photo ID: 429944

This night shot is of Nevada Northern Railway's Steam Wrecking Crain A & part of the 1909 Alco 2-8-0 locomotive #93. What a treat it was to see and photograph an operating steam crane, and at ni... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: 93
Train ID: Special
Photo Date: February 15, 2013


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By: TL Spangler, Atlanta, GA

Added: Mar 27, 2013

Views: 3,370
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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