1913 steam crane and boom car at Railroad Museum

photo by Jim Yust
photo by Jim Yust

by Dave Naples Director,
“The Moffat Road” Railroad Museum

Our 105 year old – 225,000 lb. steam crane and the boom car (circa. 1940s?) has arrived in Granby! It is sitting on the house track behind the museum. This took many people to make happen, most notably, Ed Dickens and his crew with the Union Pacific R.R. who jumped in to save this iconic and rare piece of Grand County railroad history. Jim Klug, Marv Dewey, James McKay, Pat Accord, Mike Geise, Ted Pratt, The Forney Transportation Museum, Greg Larson of the Union Pacific R.R., The Grand County Recreation, Open Space and Housing Foundation, Town of Granby, and the donors who contributed money, effort, and time were all extremely influential in helping to get this done. I would also like to thank Dan Quiat of Marcus Rail who originally collected the crane.

Our next task is to build 4 – 39″ long track panels to roll our crane on, to get it into position on the museum grounds. This is a huge job and can use all the help we can possibly get. This will entail several pieces of equipment 5 to six people and 3 to 4 thousand dollars. If you can help us please email me or call me 970-281-9094 Dave Naples. If you wish to donate money please use our pay pal account on our web site
www. moffatroadrailroadmuseum.org or mail us a check to Box 2221 Granby, Co. 80446

Thank you all for your support and hard work. The board of the Moffat Road Railroad Museum is extremely grateful.