Author Topic: Hulett Unloader - wow!  (Read 13164 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Bob Bufkin

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 6396
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +42
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2009, 09:50:16 PM »
0
A few years back Classic Trains did an article on Great Lakes ore and coal docks.  Looks of good photos in that one.  I have it around somewhere, when I find it i'll tell you which issue it is.

David K. Smith

  • The Pitt
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 10966
  • Resident fafgin' icehole
  • Respect: +1577
    • DKS
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2009, 10:00:16 PM »
0
Yet another website: http://daveayers.com/Modeling/Steel_Huletts.htm

This one has loads of links to good info, including model-building resources and commercial videos.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2009, 10:04:03 PM by David K. Smith »
"Life's a piece of sh!t when you look at it."
                                       —Monty Python


cv_acr

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2332
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +13
    • Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2009, 01:12:01 AM »
0
Wow, that video is cool. Those things are pretty mechanically and labour intensive, easy to see why they elminated those once self-unloaders were standard. Really cool operation though.

Compared to what they used to have to do before Huletts came along (shovels, wheelbarrows and lots of men), those big, ungainly machines were a godsend. To think they started operations near the turn of the century, and ran for generations, all very impressive and a testament to a genius designer.

Yes, indeed.
Amazing machines. I've seen pictures, but I've never seen anything like those in action.

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10631
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +697
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2009, 07:35:56 AM »
0
There supposedly are two standing in South Chicago.  Does anyone know where?

...must...fight...urge...to...model...steel...operations...

David K. Smith

  • The Pitt
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 10966
  • Resident fafgin' icehole
  • Respect: +1577
    • DKS
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2009, 08:12:39 AM »
0
There supposedly are two standing in South Chicago.  Does anyone know where?

Where did you hear that? I understood that they're all gone, and the two stored in pieces probably cannot be reassembled.
"Life's a piece of sh!t when you look at it."
                                       —Monty Python

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10631
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +697
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2009, 08:27:21 AM »
0
There supposedly are two standing in South Chicago.  Does anyone know where?

Where did you hear that? I understood that they're all gone, and the two stored in pieces probably cannot be reassembled.


http://daveayers.com/Modeling/Steel_Huletts.htm

The site might have dated info, but it said that they are there in 2002.

Bob Bufkin

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 6396
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +42
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2009, 08:34:32 AM »
0
Tom.

I know that Peach Creek Shops is not that far from you.  They do have a lot of HO steel related materials and models available.  I think the owner has an interest in them.
Bob

David K. Smith

  • The Pitt
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 10966
  • Resident fafgin' icehole
  • Respect: +1577
    • DKS
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2009, 08:46:13 AM »
0
There supposedly are two standing in South Chicago.  Does anyone know where?

Where did you hear that? I understood that they're all gone, and the two stored in pieces probably cannot be reassembled.


http://daveayers.com/Modeling/Steel_Huletts.htm

The site might have dated info, but it said that they are there in 2002.

I'll be damned. Here they are:

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=qyf4dr7q3ndp&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=11490988&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1
"Life's a piece of sh!t when you look at it."
                                       —Monty Python

Ryan87

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 799
  • Gender: Male
  • Stay thirsty my friend...
  • Respect: 0
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2009, 09:10:02 AM »
0
http://daveayers.com/Modeling/Steel_Huletts.htm
The site might have dated info, but it said that they are there in 2002.

ooh Canadian Pacific had two at their coal dock in Fort William... The urge to model them is suddenly much larger...
Swimming in a sea of Action Red...

pfs

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 569
  • HPI 1975-?
  • Respect: 0
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2009, 05:34:13 PM »
0
Can anyone recommend a book on steel operations that shows how all these buildings and structures fit together?

I have found this yahoo group informative:



STEEL · A forum for all persons interested in the manufacturing of STEEL.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/STEEL/

Chris333

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 13022
  • Respect: +2408
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2009, 06:22:36 PM »
0
In the Erie days the ore would be unloaded at the Erie Dock Co. in Cleveland and brought down to Warren & Youngstown. The mill would stock pile it. In other areas where the water was right next to the mill the unloaders may just dump into a conveyor.

This is the storage area at Warren:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qw1s9r87yk7f&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=19983894&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

The blast furnace is right there as well:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qw1vdn87yph9&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=19983894&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

To the right of the blast furnace is the coke ovens:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qw0x8687ysrs&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=20006104&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

Left of the furnace the track lead off to the rolling mills and re-melt shop:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qw238x87yrgs&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=19980351&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

That is where I shot this a while back:
/>
Across the bridge is the BOF:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qw1th387z9mk&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=20005445&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

And to the left of that is the rolling mills:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qw3b1v87z333&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=20000586&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

Slabs come out of the BOF and either go to the rolling mills or the slabs go out whole. When they are rolled the result is coiled steel. If you zoom in all around the mill you see coils or slabs all over. These are slabs:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qw2hhp87z9ng&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=20001068&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1


Chris333

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 13022
  • Respect: +2408
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2009, 06:32:53 PM »
0

csolivais1979

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 65
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: 0
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2009, 06:52:11 AM »
0
According to Boatnerd.com:

Demolition Begins on Cleveland's Huletts
01/31:
A court ruling last week cleared the way for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority to begin the removal of four Hulett Ore Unloaders on Whiskey Island. On Sunday morning crews began dismantling the Huletts and had cut the bucket off of the eastern most unit.
Two of the Huletts will be dismantled and stored for future use at a proposed park along the Cuyahoga River. The site on Whiskey Island will then be used to handle bulk cargoes in the port.



jbaakko

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 81
  • Gender: Male
  • Diesel Detail Freak
  • Respect: 0
    • Josh's Trains
Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2009, 07:21:08 PM »
0
You know, looking at the prototype, I'm half tempted to buy one to display...
Josh

Models: http://rr.blockchoice.com   |   My Videos: http://youtube.com/user/jbaakko
Model Railroad Tips: http://www.modelrailroadtips.com | Paint services, & Hobby shop: http://www.blockchoice.com