150,200,250 ton wreck cranes

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Hello everyone, I would like to know numbers of steam derricks(wreck cranes) in South Carolina.

-- Anthony Middleton (tony52_@excite.com), May 04, 2002


SCL 771153 was my baby when I worked in Sanford 1971-79.As a matter of fact,I saw a slide of it at Sanford at a slide show Monday night!

-- Joseph Oates (jlosal@mindspring.com), May 22, 2002.

Not to change the subject, but have been reviewing all the threads on the q&a forum and came across yours. I do have a picture of the 100 ton derrick that was stationed at Sanford, FL before the RR decided to use outside contractors. It was SCL 771153, taken in the backshop of the old Waycross engine house. I believe it has been scrapped. Waycross had 2 250tom steam derricks on standby back when I worked there 1975-1977. No pics, sorry.

-- Walt Rogers (wjriii@verizon.net), May 22, 2002.

If you are Talking about currently,there are none.The only other wrecker there was was in Florence and it was a 250 ton crane that was numbered ACL 65369.

-- V.L.Lewis (TrkInsp5F33@aol.com), May 05, 2002.

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