Thursday, April 05, 2007

Steam crane demonstration. The Illinois Railway Museum's September 1982 Members weekend. Union Illinois USA.

I recently found this old early 1980's photo, that I had taken in September of 1982 at the Illinois Railway Museum. The museum decided to fire up their steam powered "Big Hook". and perform a lifting demonstration for the visiting public. The big steam powered railroad crane, is seen lifting a recently acquired 0-4-0 Fireless industrial steam locomotive. I took this photo looking southwest toward the end of the museums operating day.
Today, a simulair fireless 0-4-0 retired steam locomotive can be seen at the Tinley Park Illinois USA Metra commuter rail station, located on south Oak Park Avenue.

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