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While at Ron Brown's steamup this weekend, I found a steam powered crane just down the road from his place. It's in terrible condition, but still a suitable inspiration for someone with an extra vertical boiler. I took the pictures early one foggy morning, but there is enough detail to provide many ideas.





 

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Larry, that's the one. There's a guy on the Smokstak site that's been looking for an exhisitng rail version of a Browning. Seems most Brownings in museums are tracked and rail versions are scarce. There is a record of one other rail mounted Browning steam crane, which also had the #8, that once lifted coal on the docks in Kingston Ontario, then did duty in a scrap yard there. Could it be that this is the same #8? I wonder how Cornell University used the one near Owego.
 
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