Union Railroad

Pittsburg, PA, USA

  • Union Railroad

Technical Specifications

Type 2000 Series / 18264 PD-E
Location Pittsburg, PA, USA
Application Off-loading coal and pigiron from barges
Mount Fixed pedestal
Lift Capacity 26.5 Ustons / 24 Mtons
Reach 86.6 ft / 26.4 m
Attachment 25 yd³ / 19.1 m³ (grab for coal)
6.6 yd³ / 5m³ (grab for pigiron)
Power Source 600-hp / 450 kW electric motor
Type: 18264 PD-E
Location: Pittsburg, PA, USA
Application: Off-loading coal and pigiron from barges

Description of the E-Crane

Union Railroad had a challenge and opportunity. It needed to find a way to competitively handle coal and other bulk material at its Duquesne Wharf. The 36 year old lattice boom crane had frequent mechanical problems, was difficult to operate, and was not well suited for handling other bulk materials.

Larry Murdock, Manager Technical Services, led a committee of employees to find the right replacement. The committee recommended the E-Crane to their executive management.

Installed in February 1999, the E-Crane now towers over the banks of the Monongahela River.

As the largest bulk material crane on the Inland Waterway of the U.S., the E-Crane will allow Duquesne Wharf to grow its tradition of providing reliable, high-quality services to its customers.

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