Railroad Work Equipment

Builder Unknown, 1930 Chicago & North Western 258140
Builder Unknown, 1930
Chicago & North Western 258140
Description:Idler Flat for C&NW 262051

Equipment Information

Chicago & North Western 258140 is a standard railroad flat car built for the C&NW for general freight service. It was later used as an “idler” for C&NW crane 262051. Flat cars used for this purpose were known as “idlers” because they didn’t carry anything but simply “sat idle.” The idler’s purpose is to provide a buffer underneath the boom so that the pile driver could be hauled from either direction.

Builder: Unknown
Year Built: 1930
Brakes: AB
Trucks: ASF Ride Control
Description: Idler Flat for 262051
Arrived: 2011
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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