Big Hook in action. With the snow intensity picking up, Nevada Northern's 100-ton steam powered wrecking crane commences lowering one truck of a derailed hopper back onto the iron. The Wre... (more)
Preparing the hook. Members of the Nevada Northern Wrecking Crew scurry around Steam Crane A as they prepare her for a late afternoon operation to re-rail a hopper that has become a victim ... (more)
Preparing the hook. With shop mechanics already in the process of making her ready, the operating crew of Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane A (lower left) huddles to discuss the plan for an af... (more)
It's Alive! Looking a bit like something out of a sci-fi movie, Nevada Northern's 100-Ton Wrecking Crane A swings into action at the site of a minor yard derailment, during the 2010 Winter ... (more)
This time, it wasn't JUST for the cameras. With his assistant carefully watching the alignment, Nevada Northern's Wreckmaster signals his crane operator to slowly lower a derailed hopper ... (more)
The quarters are cramped and the hazards abound as we watch the crew of Nevada Northern's Steam Wrecking Crane A go about the business of clearing a derailment. In front of them, there is rotati... (more)
When a derailed hopper has the yard tied up in knots, who ya gonna call? Ya call out "The Big Hook", that's who. In this scene, Nevada Northern's Steam Wrecking Crane A makes short work ... (more)
Nevada Northern's Steam Wrecking Crane A provides the backdrop as two railroad employees take a mid-morning break in the East Ely Engine House.