Bucyrus Erie steam crane

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This seems like as good a place as any to start and it may be a long shot.
I worked for ATSF ages ago in Texas and in 1973 worked a derailment where a 1909 Bucyrus Erie steam crane was called in to pick things up. From drawings on other sites, I believe it was a 250 tonner. I remember the long cab behind the boom. A comment was made then that Santa Fe was afraid it would outlive the few qualified operators left at the time. It was based at Southern Div. hq. in Temple, Tx.

Does anybody have any idea what became of it? I hope it got lucky and went to a museum, but I'm afraid the 'S-man' got it.

Doug Ratchford, Brenham, Tx.


Here is one at Antique Powerland in Brooks, OR. Probably not the same one you are talking about, but it was made by the same company.

The image isn't showing on my computer so here is the URL: http://youngwarrior.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2053296
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