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

Posted: 29 Jun 2021, 16:52 

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That would be fantastic, thank you David!

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: "Western Times" - new publication

Posted: 29 Jun 2021, 12:17 

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It may be of interest to some that there is a new publication, "Western Times", which has just gone on sale. This is broadly similar to the late-lamented "GWR Journal" and is a high-quality, currently-biannual, perfect-bound "bookazine" (yuk! I can't believe that I just...

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

Posted: 28 Jun 2021, 15:13 

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I emailed Nemesis Rail earlier today to see if they were able to provide an update, and I am delighted to say that they have. I would like to record my thanks to the staff at Nemesis Rail for the fast friendly response to my enquiry, which is much appreciated. Here is the reply to my email: Both cra...

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Healey Mills and Holbeck Cranes

Posted: 25 May 2021, 17:33 

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107 is the 1926 Cowans, Sheldon & Co. Ltd., crane currently preserved on the NYMR and in regular use. One of a pair supplied in 1926 at the behest of HNG to provide the capacity to lift his larger locomotives, it was allocated initially to Doncaster. Transferred to Healey [note spelling] Mills i...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: NYMR Grosmont boiler refit to Q6

Posted: 24 May 2021, 13:10 

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An entertaining video, thanks for the link. They certainly work fast at the NYMR! Does anyone know what the bracket and fitting in the screenshot below is? It is fitted just ahead of the turbogenerator on the RHS of the crane, and at present I can't think what its purpose is. A study of older photos...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRC96718 for auction

 Post subject: Re: ADRC96718 for auction
Posted: 17 May 2021, 18:02 

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Some excellent news, hot off the press from the Unofficial Llangollen Railway Facebook Group:- Some great news about our Cowans Sheldon crane. Allister Boote from Sandbach Commercial Dismantlers Ltd has met with several LR representatives on site today. He has very kindly agreed to keep the crane in...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRC96718 for auction

 Post subject: Re: ADRC96718 for auction
Posted: 15 May 2021, 14:44 

Replies: 10
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The text below has been copied from the "Unofficial Llangollen Railway Facebook Group": As has been mentioned elsewhere, our 50 ton Cowans Sheldon crane has been purchased by a scrap merchant, who we understand wishes to break it up on site. This is an historic vehicle and we understand th...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRC96718 for auction

 Post subject: Re: ADRC96718 for auction
Posted: 14 May 2021, 23:26 

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Yes, renumbered on conversion. It is being reported on "social media" that it has been bought by a metal recycler for scrap, which if correct will be sad. I am a little surprised at the hammer price if this is the case, I would have thought the margins would be small, especially since the ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRC96718 for auction

 Post subject: Re: ADRC96718 for auction
Posted: 13 May 2021, 18:40 

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Sorry, Brian, where did you see the second 45-tonner listed? As far as I know there have never been two there at the same time, but many years ago DS1580 was there for a while, I believe. I believe that at present it is operational but no longer capable of self-propulsion due to damage sustained by ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRC96718 for auction

 Post subject: Re: ADRC96718 for auction
Posted: 12 May 2021, 16:38 

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Well, the auction has now finished, with some healthy bidding on most lots. All the Mk1 carriages made over £30k each, and ADRC96781 closed at a hammer price of £26500 which with 16% buyer's premium plus 20% VAT makes the total £36888. The Plasser 12t crane closed at a hammer price of £24000 which w...
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