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 Forum: Joining and Using the Forum   Topic: Adding Photos to gallery

 Post subject: Adding Photos to gallery
Posted: 31 Oct 2021, 17:34 

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Hi All

I've scanned the circa 80 photos we received amongst the documentation that was with Crane 14 - lots of photos of the 75T cranes being built. How do I go about adding them to the gallery?

Thanks

Dave

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Cowans Sheldon 75 tonne D-H Breakdown Cranes for disposal

Posted: 29 Jun 2021, 12:41 

Replies: 20
Views: 9890


Good news that all cranes are saved. Since we put crane 14 back into service on the Gwili, it has been very busy and a fantastic piece of equipment. In the 20 years between its overhaul and now it ran 1564 hours, or 78 hours a year on average. Since it's arrival on the Gwili - in 6 months it has run...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRC 96714 Returns to service

Posted: 23 Feb 2021, 09:27 

Replies: 1
Views: 1434


Hi Everyone As previously reported, 75T breakdown crane ADRC 96714 arrived at the Gwili Railway on the 16th December. After recommissioning, fixing a few niggles and a rope change, the crane passed it's LOLER examination last Thursday and over the weekend was pressed into service for the first time ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Cowans Sheldon 75 tonne D-H Breakdown Cranes for disposal

Posted: 21 Dec 2020, 22:09 

Replies: 20
Views: 9890


I can now officially let the cat out of the bag - official press release below, but as suggested, ADRC 96714 will be preserved on the Gwili Railway. It was 11 months ago that myself and one of the company directors went to inspect the crane at Wigan Springs branch. Plans to move the crane by road we...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Cowans Sheldon 75 tonne D-H Breakdown Cranes for disposal

Posted: 15 Dec 2020, 23:16 

Replies: 20
Views: 9890


Lots of discussion all over the internet. The crane arrived safely in Margam on Monday afternoon. This morning we ran her up and separated the bogies from the crane. Now loaded onto the lorry ready to head to her new home tomorrow. It’s been a very busy few days but we are extremely pleased to be ab...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Cowans Sheldon 75 tonne D-H Breakdown Cranes for disposal

Posted: 13 Dec 2020, 22:39 

Replies: 20
Views: 9890


ADRC 96714 is on the move tomorrow on the way to her new home. Leaving Wigan at 7:53, train code 6Z20, arriving at Margam at 13:38 top and tailed by a pair of 37s. An announcement will made on her new home when she arrives there.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Cowans Sheldon 75 tonne D-H Breakdown Cranes for disposal

Posted: 17 Aug 2020, 16:48 

Replies: 20
Views: 9890


Hi Roger I can't reveal where yet as there will be a joint press release in due course, but I have been involved in the process, viewed the crane up in Wigan, and will be one of the team looking after it when it arrives at our railway. We are really excited as it will be a fantastic asset to us. The...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Cowans Sheldon 75 tonne D-H Breakdown Cranes for disposal

Posted: 17 Aug 2020, 13:22 

Replies: 20
Views: 9890


The good news is that ADRC 96714 - which was identified as a designated heritage item, was put up for disposal by the Science Museum last year. A number of preserved railway expressed an interest and one railway was successful which means that crane 14 will have a safe and secure future in preservat...
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