RailPictures.Net Photo: CN RC-10771 Canadian National Railway Hi-rail crane at Brockville, Ontario, Canada by Doug Lilly
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Canadian National Railway (more..)
Hi-rail crane (more..)
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (more..)
March 09, 1985
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CN RC-10771 (more..)
Doug Lilly (more..)
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Call the Big Hook!

That phrase conjures visions of a dedicated work train with crew cars and an Industrial Brownhoist or Bucyrus Erie crane being dispatched to the site of trouble. By the 1980s, however, wreck trains were rapidly going the way of the steam locomotive and the cab unit. Railroads began to either acquire hi-rail wreck equipment, or outsource cleanup tasks to contractors like Hulcher. Here, after a sideswipe incident between a pair of GP9s and an SW1200RS, a Canadian National hi-rail crane gets to work straightening out the mess.
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