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 Post subject: Updates - 9th April 2012
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2012, 12:43 
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BDCA member Peter Woad, one of the three drivers in the 1970s of Holbeck's 40-ton crane DE 331159 (later ADRR95207), has filled in several gaps in our recordal of that crane's history. The article at has been updated accordingly, in particular the part relating to the jib runner.

Peter has also provided four action photographs of '159 for the Gallery (see ... /ADRR95207).

A broad description of the way in which a relieving-bogie reduces the axle-load of a breakdown crane has been added to ... eassembled.

Another 80 photographs have been uploaded to the Gallery. Thanks for these are due to BDCA members Roger Cooke, Mick House, David Morgan, Peter Tatlow and Peter Woad, and non-members John Dalton and Tony Page.

The new photos will be found within, in the following albums:
Ransomes & Rapier: ADRR numbers 95201, 95207, 95208, 95209, 95210, 95216; also DS1197, GWR No. 2, GWR No. 3.
Cowans Sheldon: ADRC numbers 95202, 95204, 95217, 96101, 96201, 96701, 96702, 96703, 96707, 96716, 96719.
Miscellaneous Images: Three crane works plates, plus a 1909 Great Western Railway Magazine article relating to the introduction of GWR No. 1 and No. 2 cranes.
Scale Models: CME14 (7.1/4" gauge)

Thanks to all who have contributed towards the high standing of the BDCA. More posts to the Forum would be useful, otherwise I think we are doing very well indeed for what is a rather specialist organisation.

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