NYO&W #116 [NW2] - Move to Delaware & Ulster RR, NY (1)
After a several day delay, NYO&W #116 [EMD NW2], arrived at the State Route 30 grade crossing of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Kelly Corners, NY for unloading.
The trucks from this locomotive were delivered nine days prior on May 12.
According to -very- high placed sources within the administration of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad; NYO&W #116 was the personal locomotive of Walter G. Rich (President & Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Otsego Corporation & parent organization of the New York Susquehana & Western Railway).
Mr. Rich passed away August 10, 2007 and #116 was entrusted to the Delaware & Ulster Railroad for relocation and preservation.
Bennett Motor Express [ http://www.bennettig.com/ ] of McDonough, GA was hired for haulage from Binghamton to Kelly Corners.
The hauler used by Bennett Motor Express to transport #116 was an multiple articulated 15 axle depressed center (drop deck) extendable hauler with independantly steerable trucks.
The front group has 6 axles (two groups of three axles) and the rear group contains 9 axles (three groups of three axles) with two groups independantly steerable.
Each steerable group of axles has independant hydraulic steering. Total amount of axles wheels for the trailer: 15 axles / 60 wheels.
The center well portion containing the locomotive is expandable with a pair of removable side girders. The girders were installed for the locomotive move and removed upon unloading of the locomotive, to make the trailer more manuverable on highways.
The tractor was a Kenworth W900 with 4 axles (1 steering, 3 load axles) for a combined tractor - trailer total of 19 axles / 74 wheels.
Payne's Cranes of Bainbridge, NY [http://www.paynescranes.com/] was hired for rigging services and used a pair of 175 ton capacity (each) telescoping boom cranes for a total lifting capacity of 350 tons:
The first crane had been on site for approximately a week and was a Krupp 175 Ton All Terrain Crane with a 197 foot telescoping boom.
The second crane was brought in on Tuesday May 19 and was also a Krupp 175 Ton All Terrain Crane, but with a slightly smaller 161 foot telescoping boom.
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Photographed by Philip M. Goldstein, May 21, 2009.
Added to the photo archive by Philip M. Goldstein, May 24, 2009.
Railroad: Delaware and Ulster.
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