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Updated:   23 Apr 2015; 16:15  ET
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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


S. Berliner, III's

sbiii.com

Felbermayr
Schnabel Railroad Car
Page

RAILROADING



SCHNABEL RAILROAD CARS

(also misspelled "Schnable"* -
by me!)

and other GIANT FREIGHT CARS

(with digressions to highway uses)

[continued]

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{and these are mostly only thumbnails, at that!}

[BIG LOADS - BIG PICTURES!]

NOTE:  I regret that some of my internal links refuse to work; if they don't, please click "Back" and scroll.


INDEX

On the main Schnabel page:

    Scroll away, plus these specifics -
    Schnabel Diagram.
    Schnabel Car Loading Technique.
    Model Schnabel and other Giant Cars (moved to this Continuation Page 2 on 04 Dec 99).
    Schnabel References (moved to Continuation Page 1 on 14 Sep 2002).
    Road/Highway Schnabels - moved to Road Loads page 16 Mar 2000.

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 0:

    72-wheel 880-Ton Schnabel Car.
    More about 72-wheel 880-Ton Schnabel Car.
        (moved from Schnabel Continuation Page 2 on 09 Jan 2002)
    Mammoet/ETARCO Mammoth Rail Loads.

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 1:

    Krupp Schnabel Brochure
    CEBX-800 Drawing (NOT!)
    Schnabel References (moved from main schnabel page 1 on 14 Sep 2002).

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 2:

    Scroll away, plus these specifics -
    More about 72-wheel 880-Ton Schnabel Car(s).
        (moved to Schnabel Continuation Page 0 on 09 Jan 2002)
    Model Schnabel and other Giant Cars (moved from Main Page, 04 Dec 1999).
    Schnabel Miscellany.

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 3:

    More Model Schnabel and other Giant Cars.
    Dave Allen's Concept Models Schnabel Kits. (moved to page 4 on 17 Jan 2005)

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 4:

    Schnabel Models - continued.
    Dave Allen's Concept Models Schnabel Kits. (moved here 17 Jan 2005)
    500-ton GEX 80003 - World's Largest Drop-Center Flat Car
        (and 450-ton GEX 80000 and 440-ton GEX 80002 Drop-Center Flat Cars). (25 Jul 2014)
    Kasgro KRL 204000/1/2 20-axle 500-ton Drop-Center Flat Cars. (25 Jul 2014)
    Bachmann HO Schnabel Models.
    Nisco Steel move in China. (moved here from Cont. Page 3 on 08 Dec 2005)

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 5 (06 Feb 2012):

    Schnabel Car Geometry.
    Even More Schnabel Car Models.
    Schnabel Car Model Geometry. (15 Mar 2014)
    Even More Schnabel Car Models.
    Mark Runyan's 800-801 Models (24 Aug 2012).

On the Schnabel Continuation Page 5 (06 Feb 2012):

    Drop Center Flats Cars in Erie. (11 Dec 2014)
    16-Axle GE Heavy-Duty Flat Cars.
    GE, Greenville, SC, Gas Turbine Plant. (13 Dec 2014)
    MUD FLAPS on an HD Flat? (13 Dec 2014)
    Siemens (Westinghouse), Charlotte, NC, generator, wind turbine, and gas turbine plant. (13 Dec 2014)
    GSMRRC 20-axle Schnabel HO Car Model.

On this Felbermayr Schnabel Car Page:

    {Unindexed to date; please scroll down}   new(21 Apr 2015)

On the Schnabel CEBX 800 Page:

    CEBX 800 in Houston - 28 Mar 2005.

On the Schnabel WECX 800 Page: (11 Jan 2013)

    Load Problem. (11 Jan 2013)

On the Schnabel WECX 801 Page: (07 Jul 2012)

    A Second 72-wheel 880-Ton Schnabel Car. (07 Jul 2012)

On the Schnabel RR Car WECX 801 Continuation Page 1:

    Further WECX 801 Updates (11 Dec 2014)

On the Road Loads page:

    Road/Highway Schnabels - material moved from main RR Schnabel Car page,
    MOVING LOCO #833
    MOVING COKE DRUMS in ALBERTA

On Road Loads Page 2:

    MOVING THE GLENWOOD TANKS
    Mammoet Mammoth Road Loads, plus
    just scroll away.

On the Road Loads Page 3:

    Danly Press
    Miller Transfer
    Road Load Models (moved from page 2 on 01 Mar 2005)

Something has to lift these giant loads; see Big Cranes.


Jump to SB,III's RAILROAD Page for a goodly set of RR links

  and to SB,III's MODEL RAILROAD Page for a goodly set of model RR links (yea, verily, forsooth!).


SCHNABEL and other
giant RAILROAD CARS

(and highway variants)

[continued]


If this subject interests you, you must also see Tom Daspit's site, linked below!

* - Spelling of the Name:  SCHNABEL vs. SCHNABLE - "Schnabel" is the KORREKT spelling!  It is the German word for "beak", which I originally thought referred to the beak-shaped loading arms, but now know was the name of the German inventor of the design ca. 1930 or so.  I don't know where or when I started using "Schnable", but it was wrong and I don't mind admitting my error.


FELBERMAYR

Felbermayr Transport- und Hebetechnik GmbH& Co KG is a huge holding group active in transport, heavy lift technology, and many other fields in central and eastern Europe.  One of their many subsidiaries is Felbermayr-Österreich-Europa (Austria-Europe), where they have an ITB Rail Division with 16 special cars from 6 to 32 axles.  [Those sites are nur auf Deutsch (only in German)]  Happily for us [me!], they have furnished us with some amazing photos:   new(21 Apr 2015)

[While the photos are uncaptioned, some information is available for us.]

498054 Pilzen
L. - car #498054 || R. - ETD Pilzen
(Photos courtesy of and © Felbermayr T&H - all rights reserved)
{Click on thumbnails for larger images}

Bürs Ledvice
L. - Bürs 227mTon || R. - Ledvice Geno 350mTon Siemens Mülheim
(Photos courtesy of and © Felbermayr T&H - all rights reserved)
{Click on thumbnails for larger images}

Felbermayr also runs multi-line heavy road transporters:

Meiningen/Road Meiningen/Rail
L. - Meiningen on the Road || R. - Meiningen via Rail
(Photos courtesy of and © Felbermayr T&H - all rights reserved)
{Click on thumbnails for larger images}

Östeiermark Östeiermark3
Östeiermark
(Photos courtesy of and © Felbermayr T&H - all rights reserved)
{Click on thumbnails for larger images}

"Wir Sichern das Österreichische Stromnetz!"
"We Protect the Austrian Power Grid!"

[Östeiermark is the state of East Steyer (Styria) in south-eastern Austria.]

You might note again here that in Europe they often transfer huge loads from rail to road and v.-v. by moving the load arms, as well as the load itself, between the Schnabel car ND the road tractors.

Here's a neat photo showing quite clearly Felbermayr's ingenious way of shifting a heavy transformer laterally from a Schnabel car (being used in true Schnabel fashion - no tension beams, here) to its foundation utilizing the car's hydraulics, thus obviating the need for heavy cranes:

LateralXfer
Lateral Transfer
(Photos courtesy of and © Felbermayr T&H - all rights reserved)
{Click on thumbnails for larger images}

Lastly (for the nonce), we have what sure appears to be a staged publicity photo-op of majestic proportions (doesn't everybody have a pair of giant Schnabel cars and huge transformers sitting around at twin tunnels, just waiting for a photographer to happen along?); the crew seems inordinately pleased with their accomplishment:

PhotoOp PhotoOpCrew
(Photos courtesy of and © Felbermayr T&H - all rights reserved)
{Click on thumbnails for larger images}

My sincere thanks to Felbermayr-Österreich for these grand pictures.



I'm NOT depressed, just feeling flat, sort of like I'm in a well,
as if my center had dropped, through, heavy,
split and loaded down - too much on my plate.
I need to shift my load and inch through, if my plate has clearance.
Only joking!


want Look also at the main Schnabel page, et seq.


You may wish to visit the Railroad Continuation Page, et seq.

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