Nov 9, 2021
Lovely footage of my beloved Milwaukee Road I've never seen!
That's got a lot of neat scenes. The wreck cleanup was pretty cool, then the shot of that streamlined ferry in Seattle cruising through the water and those GM demo units. So much packed into 12 minutes - cool find!
Those are some really cool videos!
I am a west coast ferries fan and it was so sad when efforts to preserve this Puget Sound icon failed. I rode this vessel during my youth. She was very special to many locals.
Yeah, sad it wasn't saved.
The area, with a rich maritime history, and PLENTY of money available for donation, has failed miserably in any preservation work. Wawona was (STUPIDLY) left to rot; Kalakala lost; San Mateo as well. The ships sitting in Lake Union need a good amount of dollars, yet not one billionaire can be noted of which i am aware. Philanthropy? I guess it is only for selfish purposes such as tax gains or political standing??? It sure isn't happening for these treasured artifacts!
Most billionaires are philanthropists only cause then they'll have something to talk about to make them feel better at $1,000 a plate dinners...
The new code word for bribery.
AKA Lobbying in the Hallowed Halls of our Nation's Capital.
Was that wreck crane at 5:00 self propelled?! Maybe just for short moves? I always thought they were completely dependent on locomotives for movement.
They definitely were self-propelled. Granted, they went only hundreds or thousands of feet to adjust for maximum lifting position and effort. However, you're correct in that they were towed/pushed to a job site miles away by a locomotive.
Did they use something like a truck-mounted booster?
This one is self propelled.
I used to pick the brains of some of the older operators of the 250 ton crane, here in GJ, was told there were gears on the #3 and #4 axles, that were simply dogged in and out, you could easily walk much faster, there was such reduction. They also said it was not a favorite thing for them to do.
I have seen older versions which had the mentioned gearing. Been aboard one of those and it was able to move at a fast walking speed. Newer versions which could move at a faster pace around the work site, or to get into siding, etc.