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Tractor decals are only a part of their business. I am part of a caboose renovation, and the home office, Foerster Signs did the artwork and made transfers for the project. I was with Corey's ( www.foerstersigns.com )dad for an afternoon while he did the installation. Good people. My camera was in the failure mode when I took the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMAHGk_1yFU Someone else snapped a still. http://www.flickr.com/photos/80603954@N05/7909943216/

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Another example of a good buisness... Cory and his crew have gone above & beyond for me to fix issues, make a deadline, etc... Good People and a pleasure to do buisness with...sm01

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Originally posted by bgosh
Now that is great.One question tho.They got that on with a really big forklift ,but how did they get it off and in place?
From the railroad yard to the temporary site, from there to sand blast, and paint to its display area was done with the forklift you see. The caboose itself was approx 48,000lb with the wheel sets. The wheel sets (2) were calculated around 12,000lb ea bringing down the caboose weight down to 24,000lb . The forklift is rated at 80 to 160,000lbs lift capacity depending on which counterweight was needed. Lifting and shimming took the longest time. At the paint shop, an end loader pulled it and out of the paint shop. The body was cribbed up and on end was on steel dollies. I have about 9 more videos on "Youtube" under "mrbltee1"

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