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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2009, 12:43:27 AM »
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When did they stop operations in the  Warren area.  I remember going to see the Berk at the musiem in Conneaut. Some guy said to go to the harbor and what did I find.

Working Huletts unloading a ship.   Most impresive. 

That was I think in 80's.  I took some photos but late afternoon light was bad.

Always wanted to go back someday but never found time to.

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2009, 10:09:46 AM »
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They still make steel in Warren, but the blast furnace has been shut down for a few months because of the economy. (same as just about all blast furnaces in the US right now)

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2009, 12:47:28 PM »
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Wasn't there an article about someone scratchbuilding one? He really must be p*ssed about that development. I can here someone asking him:

"Is that the one from Walthers?" ::)

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2009, 12:58:22 PM »
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One fellow (I don't know who--I'd have to ask Rick Spano, their current owner) scratchbuilt two in N scale. I sure hope Wathers releases an N scale version.

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2009, 03:09:57 PM »
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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.




I thought these were all gone now.  Do they still have some or are they now all gone?
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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2009, 07:03:33 PM »
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There are still (or were) pieces of 2 on Whiskey Island, but they are not where they originally stood. You can see the parts here:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qxg53185pqr0&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=6716318&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2009, 01:29:53 AM »
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Looks like you can get some nice rail photos there.  Can you get on whiskey island at all, maybe the marina area.
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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2009, 07:08:57 AM »
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It has been a while, but I have driven over this silver bridge and pulled right up to the tracks near the black bridge. I believe it was called "bridge one" for Conrail.
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qxgs4n85qqtm&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=6716331&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1


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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2009, 04:49:09 AM »
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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.




I thought these were all gone now.  Do they still have some or are they now all gone?
Dave

They should be, or most of the way down. A group tried to save them as a historical item, but the cour gave permission to be torn down.  I' m not from the area so I don't know if they have started taking them down or not.

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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2009, 08:27:48 PM »
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One fellow (I don't know who--I'd have to ask Rick Spano, their current owner) scratchbuilt two in N scale. I sure hope Wathers releases an N scale version.

[img]http://scenicedandundecided.net/images/IMG_1849a.jpg

I think a  the ones you're talking about were built by a longtime friend of mine.  He's an incredible modeler and  focuses on steel industry modeling.

Follow the link for a pic of his huletts in N scale.

http://www.peachcreekshops.com/gallery/steel_mill_modelers_meet_2005/images/Gary%20Lance's%20layout%20-%205.JPG




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Re: Hulett Unloader - wow!
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2009, 10:36:11 AM »
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Those things are beautiful.  Do they operate?

I can only imagine that George Lucas grew up near one of these installations...

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