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Winches for Pulling/spotting express cars
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 Posted: Tue Oct 13th, 2015 08:27 pm
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Hi

What information/photos available of winches being used to spot cars etc in express car yards ?

To move REA and other express cars at REA depot or express car depots.

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Charles Harris

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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2015 02:30 am
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Hi Charles
Some quick searching (Google using "railcar puller winch" with the quote marks turned up:

Ingersoll Rand http://www.ingersollrandproducts.com/lifting/_catalogs/Electric_carpullers.pdf

American Crane & Hoist
http://www.ac-h.com/c_puller.php and http://www.ac-h.com/c_puller_layouts.php with the Engineering http://www.ac-h.com/w_eng.php

A video of one in action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyxwx8OAr6U

another one
http://www.thern.com/wp-content/uploads/RAIL-CAR-PULLERS.pdf

and there are many pages more of them to look at...
That ought to get you started.



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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2015 08:09 pm
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I knew of a paper facility near where I grew up that had a massive winch assembly at the end of their spur. I never saw it running but they clearly used it to move cars back and forth.
That said, how common could that have been for passenger cars?



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