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 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Reversing the drive on a steam crane

Posted: 30 Jul 2017, 20:56 

Replies: 5
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Graham,all the Breakdown Cranes I drove had reversers like steam engines,the Cowans cranes worked in full gear both ways where the Ransomes could be notched up like a steam engine,this was ideal when raising the jib from flat it saved steam and water.hope this is of help ,P.Woad

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: NVR derailment

 Post subject: Re: NVR derailment
Posted: 24 Feb 2013, 22:30 

Replies: 12
Views: 33930


Ref. David's comment, would have had ago, lifted a few Class 37's with her and they are heavy.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Recovery Men ?

 Post subject: Re: Recovery Men ?
Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 22:53 

Replies: 4
Views: 14801


Having seen the images of this derailment I agree recovery is not possible and cutting it up on site is the only option, though this will be very difficult. As regards my first comment this system of recovery has been known to have been used as the power unit and bogies make up more than two thirds ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Recovery Men ?

 Post subject: Re: Recovery Men ?
Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 22:37 

Replies: 4
Views: 14801


Have read the article, but don't know how the loco is positioned in relation to the track, but I have known recovery of awkward derailed diesels by lifting the power unit out to lighten the load then lift the body off the bogies and put it on temporary bogies then recover the bogies for removal. The...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: 45t bogie cranes 107 & 154

 Post subject: 45t bogie cranes 107 & 154
Posted: 09 Nov 2012, 16:08 

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Ref. to the two 45t bogie cranes of the LNER: 107 was at Doncaster until 75t crane arrived some time in 1966 then disappeared until it arrrived at Healey Mills about Nov. 1968. Where was it between those dates? 154, the other crane, was at Gateshead till mid 1964 (was it stored?) when it went to Twe...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Steam Brake on 1926 CS 45-ton Crane

Posted: 06 Nov 2012, 20:46 

Replies: 3
Views: 12757


Sorry, a slip of the finger, should be 11/68. This makes 107 missing longer, still would like to know where it was between 66 & 11/68. Have seen the photo of brake valve on 107 and never used it though I am still unsure about seeing it. Will have a query about 154 later when I have got some info...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Steam Brake on 1926 CS 45-ton Crane

Posted: 03 Nov 2012, 22:56 

Replies: 3
Views: 12757


I drove this crane for two years (1977-1979) and was never aware of it having a steam brake. It is a long time ago, though we always moved the crane into position with the train engine and not self travel. One thing I would like to know is where was 107 between the time when Doncaster got York's 75t...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Flickr Photo Site

 Post subject: Re: Flickr Photo Site
Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 22:26 

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John ref.ADB996103 this crane was at Doncaster when it was derailed on 17/4/1978 at Misterton nr. Gainsborough, derailing the crane, relieving bogie, jib carrier and a packing van. I was a crane drive at Healey Mills, we were called out to rerail it. The derailment was caused by an outrigger sliding...
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