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CPR Cranes: Auxiliary, locomotive and Burro cranes.

414027 hi-rail crane.

300791in OCS service with old Burro crane.


Winnipeg Auxiliary

Wreck crane 414282 (75-ton capacity) and boom car 402080

Victoria Auxiliary

414325 100-ton auxiliary steam crane with boom car 402109. Preserved at Prince George musuem.
Below 403258 cable car. Three photos: Victoria, September 1982 Jim Booth

403258 cable car brings up the rear of auxiliary with wheel car ahead followed by boom car and "hook" ABOVE
Also, auxiliary water car 415815 (ex 5249) in far left background. BELOW

414400 American locomotive crane. Scroll down to see another photo in operation.

414502 250-ton "big hook" on Revelstoke Auxiliary.

Coquitlam Auxiliary

414471 200-ton wreck crane and boom car 402047

404304 auxiliary tool car converted 1969 from lightweight baggage & express car 3809.
Converted December 1960 from mail & express car 3602 built July 1936.

404113 auxiliary cable car converted November 1962 from heavyweight baggage and express car 4363
built December 1920. Modified April 1959 to horse express car 4545.

Three above photos Coquitlam Auxiliary (partial) 12/26/1987 Jonathon Fischer



414203 (?) Ohio Locomotive Crane.

414330 150-ton steam auxiliary crane and its accompanying boom car 402107 retired.
This last CPR steam crane was preserved and is now at WCRA museum in Squamish, BC.

414338 Brownville Jct. August 1, 1964 George F. Meloin

402107 Hand-painted W signifies it has been retired and is "Waiting disposal".

Two views of 414241 the "little hook" (60 ton lift capacity) at West Toronto shops. c.1950's Jim Parker

414400 locomotive crane (self-propelled) at work. Looks to be loading an old gon onto a flat car.
Doug Mackenzie/Carl Schnurr collection

414401 locomotive crane with unusual depressed flat boom car 422450. Doug Mackenzie/Carl Schnurr collection

414472 (200 ton) with boom car 402090 on the Moose Jaw auxiliary. May 3, 1976 Tom Newton/Bob Heathorn collection.

414474 200 ton auxiliary (wreck) crane with its boom car 421306. Doug Mackenzie/Carl Schnurr collection

414476 (200 ton) and boom car 402093 Calgary auxiliary. July 3, 1976 Tom Newton/Bob Heathorn collection.

414478 (200 ton) and boom car 418044 . Calgary April 24,1997 Tom Newton/Bob Heathorn collection.

414480 wreck crane (200 ton) with boom car 421626. Doug Mackenzie/Carl Schnurr collection

414501 250 ton #1 auxiliary steam crane at work clearing up an "affair" at Dixie (Toronto Terminal) 1959.
Some of the freight involved in this derailment was received off the CP Electric Lines at Galt and
included Carling beer and Seagram distillery products both made in Waterloo. Bill Thomson

Here is 414501 (long diesel powered) on the auxiliary at Toronto Yard. It is preserved at Exporail
Both photos: Bill Thomson

Auxiliary crane 414503 (250 ton Industrial Brownhoist Blt.1968) with its unique depressed flat boom car 422451.
Thunder Bay 3/05 Bill Sanderson

414651 250 ton capacity "Big Hook" built by Industrial Brownhoist. November 7, 2001 Coquitlam, BC Andy Cassidy
Note: This auxiliary crane was being transferred to Golden, BC. Some of the carmen gathered for a final photo.

Digging out around a switch with a Burro crane. Al Howlett

Shovel No. 0-7 mounted on flat car.


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