Pocatello yard car-moving crane and coal bunker
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Does anyone have photos?I was born in Pocatello, Idaho, and (political differences aside) I retain a fondness for the place. It's a lovely city, especially from a railfan's point of view - Pocatello is a major hub for the Union Pacific. My dad informs me that there used to be a massive straddle crane in the yard that shunted cars from track to track by lifting them up and setting them back down, but Google being what it is I have been unable to find photos of it or others like it by searching.
The crane would be an interesting feature to model at some point, so I would like to have photo references of it or another of its ilk.
During the age of steam, Pocatello had a 900-ton coal bunker. All I have seen of this bunker in photos is its legs and a bit of the underside, never the whole thing. Here, too, I have had no joy with Google.
Would anyone be able to help me?
Thought I would have a look around and found this page that has some photos of the coal bunker. http://yesteryear.idahostatejournal.com/?p=396562
That was an amazing yard in the steam era with a most impressive roundhouse.
The Railroad at Pocatello (Images of Rail), ThorntonWaite - Shop Online for Books in Australia
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