Saturday, December 19, 2009

CFR WMA 65.4 Steam Crane at Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

In the Sibiu steam locomotive museum there is a big steam crane, the Ardelt CFR WMA 65.4. It is exhibited with the steam locomotives, coupled to the end of CFR 077. Back when it used to function, the crane could lift up to 65 tons.

ID: CFR WMA 65.4
Built: 1939
Builder: Ardeltwerke
Lifting capability on big hook: 65 t on 7.5 m long arm
Lifting capability on small hook: 15 t on 9-17.5 m long arm
Top speed with counterweight: 3 km/h
Top speed when pulled: 65 km/h
Gauge: Standard (1435 mm)
Location: Sibiu, Romania (steam locomotive museum)

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