Water to Rail Transfer

The centerpiece of the Carolina Division will be a water to rail transfer at the port of Charleston.

During my research, I have found the following cranes doing water to rail transfer.

Originally, I was going to model the crane at Chatannooga, and I started to build it. That build was stopped, when I found the crane at Bratislava, in Slovakia, it matched exactly what I was looking for. Recently, I found that the Port of Charleston had a 400 ton crane, and that is what will be built.

South Carolina Ports Authority, Charleston, SC

The crane was located at the Port of Charleston. The shear-leg crane had a capacity of 400 tons. It was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in September of 1989.


This shear leg crane had a capacity of 400 tons. It was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The raised control cab is interesting. The following photos were sent by Daniel. It will be built using a Kibri crane minus the truck and outriggers.

Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC

The crane is located in Bratislava, Slovakia, on the Danube River. It has a capacity of 560 tons.

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This crane is actually two cranes, that can be joined together to lift a maximum of 560 tons.

The following photos were sent to me by Ivan Rojnica. They clearly show how the two cranes work in concert, with a single spreader bar.

The following two photos show the cranes separated.

The photos were found on the port's website.

Alstom - Chattanooga, TN

The original crane as built by Combustion Engineering, and had a 250 ton capacity. It is located on the Tennessee River.

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Babcock & Wilcox - Mt. Vernon, In

The crane is located at the Mt. Vernon Large Component Operations. Two 500-ton cranes are suspended above the Ohio River providing 1,000 ton lift capability.

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Barnhart Crane - Memphis, TN

1,250t capacity slewing derrick

The derrick is located on the Mississippi River

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Westinghouse - Tampa, FL

700 tons capacity, 2 - 350 ton cranes

The crane was located on Tampa Bay
  the facility is no longer there, but the
  cranes were moved to Siemens in Charlotte