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 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - Roy Bottamley

Posted: 09 Feb 2015, 10:29 

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Evening Roy, thats quite a collection of cranes for a private owner!! Just an enquiry about your Grafton 2 ton steam crane, is that built to the same diagram as the SR crane at Exmouth Junction?? Many thanks Craig Hi Craig . The Grafton I am Lead to believe is a Southern Railways crane. Horace came...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - Roy Bottamley

Posted: 09 Feb 2015, 10:22 

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Hi Chris. The Booth did come from Woolsingham steel works via Mr Parnaby. Horace I'm lead to believe came from southern railways via Prestons. You probably have more history on it than me! The Taylor Hubbard came from Wirksworth Derbyshire.(DS 1057) The collection is kept at work and you are welcome...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction - Roy Bottamley

Posted: 01 Oct 2014, 09:31 

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Hello to everyone. I am Roy Bottamley from Lincolnshire. I have an unhealthy interest in steam cranes but no railway experience. My interest in cranes came from the local steelworks where some steam cranes were still sitting in sidings when I was a young lad. Diesel rail cranes were used to move mil...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Crane Scrapping

 Post subject: Re: Crane Scrapping
Posted: 01 Oct 2014, 09:02 

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Do we know if the cranes' futures are still in the balance ? I would be willing to save one!
But don't tell the wife. :roll:
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