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 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRR95214 NYMR Ransomes 45T

Posted: 08 Apr 2024, 20:24 

Replies: 4
Views: 6001


This crane is now advertised in the latest online edition of Traction & Rolling Stock Advertiser:-

https://www.tractionads.co.uk/html/_current.html

"Bought as seen, buyer to remove from railway".

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRR95214 NYMR Ransomes 45T

Posted: 06 Apr 2024, 10:11 

Replies: 4
Views: 6001


A follow-up to my question above, two very reliable contributors report sightings of ADRR95212 during 2023. The crane was photographed in March 2023 (see link below) and subsequently also sighted in September 2023. Many thanks to Andrew and Chris for the good news. Photo here: https://andrewstranspo...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRR95214 NYMR Ransomes 45T

Posted: 11 Mar 2024, 20:44 

Replies: 4
Views: 6001


Interesting. Only yesterday I heard a rumour from a very reliable source that "a big crane" will be listyed in the next issue of Traction & Rolling Stock Advertiser. I imagine that this will be it. If it is, I really hope it finds a new home and doesn't go the way of DS1560 and ADRC961...

 Forum: Military Breakdown Cranes   Topic: Preserved Military Ransomes & Rapier 45t crane(s)

Posted: 27 Jul 2023, 14:27 

Replies: 12
Views: 87067


Anyone finding this thread of interest might want to check out the recent book " British Coastal Weapons vs German Coastal Weapons: The Dover Strait 1940–44 " by Neil Short and Adam Hook, amazon link here . This is a thorough study of both British and German coastal batteries and railguns ...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: MP9 photocharter - YouTube video

Posted: 02 Mar 2023, 19:10 

Replies: 0
Views: 35829


MP9, the Bahamas Locomotive Society 50-ton Cravens Breakdown Crane at the KWVR, was paired with "Black Five" 45212 for a photocharter on St David's Day 2023.

Someone has kindly posted a video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDRDw_RuDrw

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Drawings link

 Post subject: Re: Drawings link
Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 22:37 

Replies: 1
Views: 4023


There are some very interesting drawings in that collection, very many thanks for posting the link and making them available.

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: A couple of cranes in trouble in Germany

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 00:30 

Replies: 4
Views: 4771


It may simply be that nearly all rail cranes are Kirow now, so if a crane falls over it probably will be one. It is also possible that a growing dependence on automatic safety features is making operators less intuitively aware of danger, so if the safety system fails or is switched off the risk of ...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: A couple of cranes in trouble in Germany

Posted: 03 Jan 2023, 17:40 

Replies: 4
Views: 4771


I happened across these two YouTube videos earlier, showing a couple of crane incidents in Germany. Evidently it is still easy enough to make them fall over. I thought that others might find them of interest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQh8KN52NbI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuMLwMP4v8I

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Carlisle derailment 19.10.22

Posted: 10 Nov 2022, 23:13 

Replies: 4
Views: 32320


An 800-tonne capacity road mobile crane is now erected, after a major engineering operation, on the opposite side of the line to the overturned wagons. I can only speculate about the cost of this, the groundworks needed to support the crane have reportedly been significant. I can't help but think th...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Carlisle derailment 19.10.22

Posted: 21 Oct 2022, 08:33 

Replies: 4
Views: 32320


There are now many pictures of this online, and it does appear to be awkward. I don't think it would be a difficult clear-up with rail cranes, but the limited road access to the side of the line where the two bulk cement tanks are in the river would make a road crane recovery tricky. It will be inte...
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