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Revisit Port Reading McMyler Dumper Feb. 7, 2008- page 1 of 2

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After 11 years we made another visit to the Port Reading McMyler Dumper. The last time we were here was Jan 1, 1997. It is amazing that the dumper is still standng.

All pictures on this page Copyright 2008 by Jules Heiliczer

Club members Jules Heiliczer, Bob Judge, George Speidel and Jim Niedermaier explored the remains of the Reading 
		Railroad dumper built in 1917.
Club members Jules Heiliczer, Bob Judge, George Speidel and Jim Niedermaier explored the remains of the Reading Railroad dumper built in 1917.
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Our first look at the dumper after going down a new road built to accomidate a trucking trailer storage yard. It gets you much closer to the dumper than before.
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As we approachhed the dumper, we saw a tug, the 'Dean Reinauer' which spent the night parked under the dumper. I am not sure why tugs do this, but it may be to assure themselves a safe place to tieup.
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This pulley was used to move coal barges back and forth under the dumper.
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This is a shot of the pan and nozzle. It has been raised up in the air which is the way it was eleven years ago when we were last here.
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A closer look at the tug 'Dean Reinauer'.
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A look under the dumper in an area that housed the motors and cable drums to move the various parts of the dumper. Time has really taken a severe toal on the dumper.
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The burned out remains of the kickback track.
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The 'Dean Reinauer' looking at it from the motor area under the dumper.
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Rusted out electrical controls under the dumper.
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The workers prep area and workshop between the approach track and the kickback track to the empties yard.
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The 'pig', a cable pulled barney that came out from between the track and pushed the loaded coal hopper up the incline of the approach track.
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The front of the 'pig' which surrounded the hopper's couple and enabled the barney to push it into place.
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George Speidel and Bob Judge stand on the bottom of the approach track. In the background is the trailer storage yard which allowed us to get to the dumper.

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