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Salvaging a power cable hoist!

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Today a TRHA rigging crew salvaged a compressed-air powered cable hoist from high above stall 21 for future use in the museum. Previously used by the CPR for diesel locomotive maintenance, the hoist was mounted on an "L" shaped I-beam track suspended from the beams and purlins of the roundhouse's wooden roof structure. The photos show the hoist on its way down from the track to a storage skid via a conveniently located hatch in a work platform as well as details of the makers plate on the track.
by Michael Guy, TRHA

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