How Many Cranes?

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

How many cranes are needed to “change the tires” on a locomotive? The answer here is three, as long as one of them is big enough! This is the Republic Locomotive facility in Greenville near the Swamp Rabbit trail. It is likely that the entire power train is being rebuilt on this locomotive, as part of the Republic Locomotive normal line of work.


2 Responses to “How Many Cranes?”

  1. Galley

    This must be a fairly uncommon (and very expensive) operation. You’d think they would have hoists inside the building for this task.


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