Railroad Work Equipment
Chicago & North Western X250958
|Description:||Idler Flat for C&NW X261709|
C&NW X250958 is a railroad flat car assigned for use with a crane, in this case C&NW pile driver X261709. 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.
Year Built: ???
Width: 10ft 3in
Height: 6ft 3in
Weight: 46400 lbs
Description: Idler Flat for 261709
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational