Sunday, July 14, 2019

Moving Buildings


John W. Coke posted
The church will come to you!
[They can take down the power lines road signals, but there must not be any overpasses on the route.]
I found Gary Yaeger's album from which the following photos were shared.

David Jackson shared
Gary Yaeger: "A 30 hp Nichols & Shepard steam traction engine moving a three story building."
Ron Chappell It is amazing that it takes a thousand horse to do the same thing today.

David Jackson shared
Gary Yaeger: "A Phoenix Logger steam crawler moving a three story building, hotel or apartment. Courtesy Gary B. Wood"

The danger of carrying a high center of gravity on a relatively narrow trailer. Note that the church at the top of these notes had rear wheels at each edge of the church.
David Jackson shared
Gary Yaeger: "OOOooooooops... Either this house wasn't centered on it's trailer or he turned a corner too fast, pulling with an old truck. Courtesy Gary B. Wood."
Another scary high center of gravity on a skinny trailer.
David Jackson shared
Gary Yaeger: "FL "Scotty" Zion moving a grain elevator past the farmstead my wife grew up on in 1973. It was moved from Kolin to Moore, Montana."
Talk about a high center of gravity over a skinny platform.
Gary Yaeger posted
A postcard of moving a court house 20 miles from Hemingford to Alliance, Nebraska, 1899 using a steam locomotive and rail cars.

Timelapse of moving the GTW depot in Valparaiso, IN (3D Satellite)



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