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Scheggaboochee
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:32:27 PM

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As many of you know, the new Manitowoc Mlc650 is going to be a tall crane. Where I am going to display mine will not allow me to build it completely so I planned on putting some pieces onto flatcars and such. Is this a way that cranes are transported? Has anyone seen this before? If so some pictures or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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SDBOB
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 8:27:33 AM
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I'm a train guy.I watch real trains.Couple times a week,Latrobe is on N S mainline. Haven't seen any open loads. I take it they are shipped in containers. I do have pics somewhere of a 4600 being shipped by flat car,plywood around cab area. I also belong to a train club thought about decorating containers with MANITOWOC,just havent.
SDBOB
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 8:52:39 AM
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I'm a train guy.I watch real trains.Couple times a week,Latrobe is on N S mainline. Haven't seen any open loads. I take it they are shipped in containers. I do have pics somewhere of a 4600 being shipped by flat car,plywood around cab area. I also belong to a train club thought about decorating containers with MANITOWOC,just havent.
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 1:38:56 PM

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Hi Scheggaboochee, Mammoet moved their PTC Crane by rail from Halifax, NS, Canada to Saint John, NB, Canada via rail. They used well cars to support containers as the crane breaks down into ISO container sized components 20' to 40'. That move is available on the Heavy Lifting and Hauling video from Diamond Farm Book Publishers 2004. Otherwise, mobile cranes are transported on flat cars and there have been plenty moved by rail from Halifax, NS, Canada to various other cities. Some of the rail pics on my Flickr page represent those moves.

I hope that helps, take care and have a great weekend.

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thd56
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 7:07:56 PM

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