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What is this machine???? Anyone know?

[Archive Maintainer Note: NERAIL list member Ian MacMillan reports that this is a Pettibone Track Crane. Conrail used to use these duuring MOW work when things needed to only be lifted a few feet and or dragged from some place. Paul Egan adds that this is also known as a "speedswing"]

Photographed by Chris Bills, July 1, 2002.
Added to the photo archive by Christopher Bills, January 23, 2003.
Railroad: New England Central/Central Vermont.

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