Omega Morgan caterpillar lifts antique trolley in parking lot
Occasionally, unique challenges present themselves during our machinery moving projects. The Old Spaghetti Factory, called the Omega Morgan-Seattle office to help transfer an antique trolley out of a historic building, we knew we had to get innovative.

The Old Spaghetti Factory’s famous 33-foot long trolley doubles as a main feature and dining hall. Omega Morgan was tasked with the safe transfer of the trolley while protecting the historic finishes of the space. Unfortunately, this building was never designed for cargo transport.

Given the building constraints, our team needed to customize a plan. We devised a strategy to transfer a 7,000-pound trolley out of the center of the room without damaging the flooring.

Our team of machinery moving and rigging specialists installed rail tracks leading to the building exit. After removing the wheels, the car was placed on the slide rails and guided out of the building. The crew lifted the trolley into a lowboy trailer for transport. Our lowboy trailers allow for the heavy, legal transfer of objects up to 12 feet tall.

We hauled the trolley to the new downtown restaurant where it would take up residence. The crew set the car on machinery moving skates and eased it through the doors. Once the client team determined the final location, we offloaded the trolley. By the end, both building and flooring remained intact.

The project finished ahead of schedule and on budget. Omega Morgan never shies away from a unique situation. Quality and efficiency are always at the forefront as we devise and execute machinery moving strategies.

Since this project, we’ve completed multiple trolley relocations nationwide. Because of this, we’ve established a strong partnership with the Old Spaghetti Factory. Our intent with all of our machinery moving clients is to provide the confidence that allows our customers to realize their goals and vision for their projects. It’s this “can do” spirit and competence that comes with #doingtheimpossibledaily that drives us.

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