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Grand Central Terminal no. 1
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Grand Central Terminal 1, the double-ended wrecker that served the tunnels of it's namesake station in New York City. Built in 1914 for the New York Central Railroad.

GCT 1 is electric, normally operating on third rail power, and also equipped with batteries for areas where no other power is available. Each boom is capable of lifting 100 tons, and is controlled from the cab at the corresponding end. It's also self-propelled, capable of speeds up to 30 mph.

The MOC has Power Functions, with an XL motor in the body.



GCT 1 is the only one of the four double-ended wreckers built that still exists. It's on lease to the Danbury Railway Museum from Metro-North Railroad, so that they can reinstate it if it's ever needed.



One boom is designed to be operable, but due to limitations with pieces it doesn't function 100%.



Comments welcome!



Comments

Matt C
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Matt Bace
  October 8, 2015
Wow! Very impressive. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to rig the cranes.
 I made it 
  October 8, 2015
Quoting Gabor Pauler Wow!
Quoting David Roberts Nicely curved arms on the cranes and the rigging of the pulley system looks great too (and complicated!).
Quoting Matt Bace Wow! Very impressive. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to rig the cranes.
Quoting Henrik Jensen An amazing piece of railroad equipment! Brilliantly detailed. Excellent Work!
Quoting Jacob Lyman Awesome, pure awesome. I would have loved to have seen this in action in real life.
Thanks all! I appreciate the sentiments! The pulleys were a bit annoying to rig up, but not terrible. Jacob, GCT-1 still exists at the Danbury Railway Museum in Connecticut, not sure if it's still in operating condition though. It's on lease to the museum from the commuter railroad that now operates into GCT, so it might actually be!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2015
Awesome, pure awesome. I would have loved to have seen this in action in real life.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2015
An amazing piece of railroad equipment! Brilliantly detailed. Excellent Work!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2015
Nicely curved arms on the cranes and the rigging of the pulley system looks great too (and complicated!).
 I like it 
  October 8, 2015
Wow!
 
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