HEAVY MINING EQUIPMENT SALES - EQUIPMENT SALES
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Heavy Mining Equipment Sales
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Gorge Bridge Story
The most memorable train wreck in the history of the High Bridge Branch occurred on the morning of Saturday, April 18, 1885 when the central and southern spans of the 250' long Gorge Bridge (now called the Ken Lockwood Gorge Bridge) collapsed as a heavily laden iron ore train drawn by a powerful Baldwin 4-6-0 locomotive (#112) named Columbia, just started to cross the southern span of the wooden Howe Truss bridge.
The 46 car train was coming from the iron mines in Chester, Port Oram (Wharton) and Hibernia, to High Bridge. It had 40 freight cars loaded with 500 tons of iron ore, 5 freight cars containing 90 tons of pig iron and a caboose. As the locomotive and first few cars of the ill-fated train passed over the bridge, the center and southern spans collapsed, dropping the locomotive to the hillside below. The remainder of the train plunged 60' into the South Branch of the Raritan River. The northern span remained intact. Daniel Bryant, the engineer, jumped out of the locomotive window believing death was imminent and landed on several rocks, receiving only minor injuries. John McGran, the locomotive fireman, also jumped to safety.
Frank McEvoy, the middle brakeman, saved his life by leaping from his position on top of the freight car just a second or two before it plunged into the river. John Bangham, the conductor, and August Gees, the rear brakeman, were both located in the caboose and looked on in horror as the tragedy unfolded before their eyes. They also jumped from the train with only seconds to spare.
Henry Haltiman of Port Oram, the head brakeman, was not so fortunate. He was on top of the fifth freight car when the bridge collapsed. The 26 year old tried desperately to apply the brakes on his freight car to stop the train, but it was too late and in an instant, rode the freight car to his death. He was buried under the twisted wreckage. This was the only fatality in the history of the High Bridge Branch. The following morning Mr. Haltiman's body was recovered shortly before noon. His watch had stopped at the time of the accident: 10:05 A.M.
As the blazing hot coals in the caboose's coal stove set fire to the splintered wooden freight cars, the remains of the caboose and the collapsed center span of the bridge created a spectacular fire.
As a result of the coroner's inquest, the railroad was held liable for criminal negligence regarding the wreck. The collapse was attributed to "the imperfect condition of the timbers of the bridge." After the wreck, it was reported by many of the sightseers that the timbers were rotten, even though the bridge was only 10 years old. Some took home pieces of the decayed wood as proof of their observations.
Following the accident, the railroad quickly cleared the wreckage to restore train service. To keep the locomotive from falling, workers tied it to nearby trees, then jacked it up and built an earthen support under it to bring it back up to track level.
When the wreckage was gradually removed from the bottom of the rocky gorge and the waters of the South Branch, it was apparent the bridge and the train were a total loss. For a few days the site attracted hundreds of curiosity seekers from miles around. Six days later, trains began using the new temporary bridge. The flagman's shack, which stood near this sign, served as a telegraph station for communication with railroad officials during the removal of the wreck and repair to the bridge.
A new steel bridge was built in 1891 to replace the temporary wooden structure that was in use before the collapse and in 1931 this new steel bridge was strengthened to accommodate much larger, more powerful and heavier locomotives. This is the bridge that stands today.
Locomotive #112 was quickly repaired and returned to service. However, since this was its third serious wreck on the Branch, many railroaders considered it to be jinxed and it was transferred to the main line, where it hauled coal trains for the next 17 years. It was sold in 1902 to the New York Equipment Company for re-sale to another railroad.
I'll have a large one!
This must rank as one of the largest twin boom recovery sets I've ever seen.
Seen at an Aston Down military auction in either 1992 or 1993, SEG507G is an ERF LV fitted with Wreckers International supplied recovery gear and Heavy Duty Kirkstall rear axles with I'd guess a design weight of between 45 and 75tons.
The Cambridgeshire registration makes me think it might have been new to Dowmac Concrete?, and at this sale it was bought by Dave Crouch.
UPDATE; I did a bit more checking today (31-12-10) and a friend of mine told me this came from the AWRE at Aldermaston-hence its inclusion in this sale.
Wreckmaster is the most likely manufacturer of the recovery equipment.
After Crouch's Recovery it was sold on to an operator in Lancashire who I believe still has it.
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