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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: 3,105
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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: 5,014
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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: 4,202
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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: 7,577
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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: 9,540
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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: 9,774
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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: 5,118
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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: 3,119
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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: 8,074
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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: 2,816
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Favorited: 11


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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: 2,013
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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: 8,319
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Photo ID: 427377

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)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 08, 2013


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 04, 2013

Views: 3,045
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Photo ID: 426647

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)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 08, 2013


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Feb 26, 2013

Views: 3,817
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Photo ID: 426629

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)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN Wrecking Crane A
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 08, 2013


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Feb 26, 2013

Views: 3,093
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13

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