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Mail Cranes

Rich Cizik
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Joined: December 16th, 2005, 6:19 pm

June 26th, 2018, 7:46 pm #1

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone had photos of how the NH painted their mail cranes, more specifically the metal ones with the curved cast head.  The Ct Eastern RR Museum will soon be installing a restored Mail Crane next to our Chaplin Station, thus need to find photos of similar ones in service on the NH, and if possible on the Airline Route.

Below is the crane we will be installing.

Thanks,
Rich C.
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Oh also we are looking for the standard drawing for the RPO mail bags (so we can make a replica) and if anyone happens to have a vintage one...
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Statkowski
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Joined: March 5th, 2003, 4:39 am

June 26th, 2018, 9:05 pm #2

I really can't imagine them being painted anything other than black, but that's not definitive.  I do remember the mail crane and platform at Cornwall Bridge, Ct. many, many, many years ago, but it was a wood structure with metal fittings.
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