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Railroad Work Equipment

Ohio 1976 Chicago & North Western 262051
Ohio 1976
Chicago & North Western 262051
Description:40-Ton Locomotive Crane

Equipment Information

C&NW 262051 is a model DE-300 self-propelled diesel-electric crane, known as a “locomotive crane,” designed for utility use. Cranes like this were commonly used by railroads for track maintenance and other chores. This crane has a lifting capacity with 40 tons with outriggers deployed. It was donated to IRM by the Union Pacific in 2013.

Builder: Ohio Locomotive Crane Company
Year Built: 1976
Serial Number: 5025
Description: Crane
Arrived: 2013
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

Ownership History
1976-1995 – Chicago & North Western #262051
1995-2013 – Union Pacific #262051
2013-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL