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PostPosted: 11 May 2011, 09:38 
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A rather nice photo from Simon Grego of a Class 70 loco being tandem lifted, albeit by road-mobile cranes, has been added to the History section of the website at http://www.bdca.org.uk/demise.html

Simon remarked: "I would have loved to have done the job using two 76 tonne fixed jib Cowans!". If only.....


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PostPosted: 11 May 2011, 20:30 
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Is that the loco that was dropped whilst being unloaded from the ship?

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PostPosted: 11 May 2011, 23:15 
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I'm fairly sure it's not the dropped one - it isn't bent!


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PostPosted: 12 May 2011, 09:09 
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The loco that dropped due to lifting sling failure did so in early January. The picture in question was taken several weeks later, of a different loco of course.


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PostPosted: 12 May 2011, 18:29 
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Reason I asked was that the dropped loco remained on the dock side on an internal use trailer for a few weeks before the ship returned to collect it and return to the states.

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PostPosted: 14 May 2011, 00:21 
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The loco concerned was 70009, which we had to swap the bogies on due to a Traction motor fault, It was quicker to do this on the docks rather than skate it to a depot.

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PostPosted: 27 May 2011, 20:06 
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As I said in my opening post, a rather nice photo...

However it didn't show at its best when viewed on the website, so I've given it a bit of a tweak and it's now much better! If you'd like to take another look, you'll find it near the bottom of the page at http://bdca.org.uk/demise.html.

What am I doing, promoting a photo of non-railway cranes? Hope I can keep my job! :oops:


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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2011, 16:13 
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Don't worry David - road crane with road/rail facility-
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/up96085.jpg
from this site -
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/mow19.html
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think it will catch on over here (scania chassis naturally)?
and watch in action here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyxYwFBJIs


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