Union Pacific Wrecking Derrick #X-250
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 13.171 W 111° 58.780
12T E 417881 N 4563588
Quick Description: This piece of Railroad Maintenance-Of-Way Equipment is located in the open-air railroad rolling stock exhibits at the south end of Ogden Union Station at 2501 Wall Avenue in Ogden, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2013 7:56:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMGY35
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
Views: 2

Long Description:
Union Pacific Wrecking Derrick #X-250

"The Big Hook

This wrecking derrick was used to remove train wrecks from the rails. Its powerful diesel engine is capable of lifting up to 250 tons. That's 500,000 pounds (226,796 kg)!

This derrick was built in 1967 and retired in 1995. It was originally assigned to work on the rails near North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Is this a display or a maintenance facility location?: Display

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