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 Forum: Breakdown Cranes Overseas   Topic: Breakdown crane - possibly for Bombay Port

Posted: 14 Mar 2020, 14:24 

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This Breakdown crane was pictured in 1916 - possibly it was bought by the Bombay Port Commissioners, or the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, or the Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway. It is a pity the yacht got in the way! What would that yacht hull have weighed? It has some similarities to ear...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes Overseas   Topic: Cowans Sheldon for the Calcutta Port Commissioners Railw

Posted: 14 Mar 2020, 13:35 

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This 1906 Cowans Sheldon went to the Calcutta Port Commissioners Railway. I wonder when it was scrapped? ( I am tempted to say - as rare as hens teeth ) There is a reference in CS records against this machine to the PICRailway; or th...

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: GWR Stothert and Pitt BDC

 Post subject: GWR Stothert and Pitt BDC
Posted: 18 Feb 2020, 17:58 

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Not the most photographed machine. ... ksbank.jpg

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Crewe Works steam crane query

Posted: 16 Feb 2020, 16:31 

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I've looked at Peter Tatlows LMSR steam travelling cranes list without finding anything certain but a James Taylor of 1892 could be possible. Being chain roped I would suspect that early. But if it was not actually classed as a Travelling crane he might not have picked it up. I suspect it is the sam...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: New for 2020

 Post subject: New for 2020
Posted: 16 Feb 2020, 16:06 

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1) Bachmann Branchline HO 45ton R&R crane. £ 212.95
2) Kleinspoor (Dutch) HO Kirov Krane KRC 1200 DB version, 4w4w+4w4w. € 179.00
3) Roco HO, EDK 750 DB and OBB versions 6w+6w. € 769,90 !!

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Eastliegh derailment

 Post subject: Eastliegh derailment
Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 17:37 

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Colas Rail Kirow 1200 81612 was at site but did not appear to be involved in the wagon re-railing which was done with jacks. See for 29 Jan etc for photos and videos. Which organisation ( these days ) is responsible for transporting and using such jacks? ps (( No ...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: NYMR Br 27 Renewal at Goathland

Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 17:18 

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I would hazard a guess as to them being:
NER C1 and C2; 15ton Smith 4249 and 4248 of 1892; based at York Leeman Road.

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes Overseas   Topic: Argentina

 Post subject: Re: Argentina
Posted: 20 Jul 2019, 14:59 

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2780 is a Cowans Sheldon product of 1905.

 Forum: Military Breakdown Cranes   Topic: Steel Company of Wales Cowans Sheldon steam BDC

Posted: 02 Jun 2019, 12:38 

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Railway Bylines June 2019 page 340. Margam Steel Works article by Allan Baker. George Matthews photograph ( not attached ) of the ex Military 45T Cowans Sheldon BDC ( CS 8052/43 ) which had been bought by the Steel Company of Wales. This is the only good, complete illustration of this crane that I h...

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: Hornby R197 75ton Recovery Crane (Crewe!)

Posted: 02 Feb 2019, 15:57 

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Four of the diesel conversions of the CS 75 tonners survive. All were converted so no steam machines extant. ADRC96704 LMR StoD 4-8-4RB CS 82/61 ex RS1094/75 '98 to psvd. MIDLAND RAILWAY TRUST ADRC96708 WR do do CS 84/61 redundant '97, ex 142, R1095/75 Sold to Fragonset at Tyseley 1998., at Tyseley ...
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