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    Default the spectacular arched crane of Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc

    deep in the heart of Mount Tobazo---Aragon Pyrenees--is found an astrophysical research station dedicated to study of cosmic particles

    in main chamber is a wondrous arched bridge crane------------ the embodiment of form and function

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    Would I be right in guessing it drives off a rack for cross travel?

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    A rack would make sense. I used to work for " Matterson " who were a big crane makers over here until the asset strippers moved in.

    They made cranes for the Royal Navy among other people. The ship borne cranes had a rack and pinion drive for the down shop travel and a leadscrew drive for the cross shop travel. There wasn't much they could do to control the ropes and lifting block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC99 View Post
    Would I be right in guessing it drives off a rack for cross travel?
    no reference or moving footage of crane located---but some form of rack and gear movement with beam clamping would appear essential

    considerable intrigue at this abandoned rail site in 1930's---40's by third reich--Spain supplied metallurgical tungsten to the Reich with german payment in looted bullion all of which was stored in vaults at Canfranc now dedicated to astrophysical research


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