Railroad Work Equipment

Industrial 1929 Chicago & North Western X261709
Industrial 1929
Chicago & North Western X261709
Description:Pile Driver

Equipment Information

C&NW X261709 is a steam-powered pile driver. It was designed to be hauled to a work site by a locomotive, where its boom would be unfolded and the pile driver apparatus employed to drive poles into the ground. Pile drivers like this were used for constructing trestles and installing telephone poles along the railroad. This example was based out of Chadron, Nebraska, for the later portion of its long career.

Chicago & North Western X261709 Details

Builder: Industrial Works
Year Built: 1929
Length: 74ft 6in
Width: 10ft 3in
Height: 19ft 3in
Weight: ??? lbs
Brakes: K2
Trucks: Arch Bar
Description: Pile Driver
Arrived: 1980
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

Ownership History

1929-1980 – Chicago & North Western X261709
1980-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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