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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Portland Railroad Company's crane car #1000, Portland, ca. 1940

Portland Railroad Company's crane car #1000, Portland, ca. 1940

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Seashore Trolley Museum

Crane car

A crane car was a flat car equipped with a pillar crane used to handle rails and heavy construction material. Crane cars were useful in dealing with derailments and wrecks of trolley cars.

Sources

Hitt, Rodney. Electric Railway Dictionary. New York: McGraw Publishing Company, 1911.


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