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    UKMISC: Rail Cranes: Other Rail Cranes

    Miscellaneous Railway Cranes

    Most heritage railways in the UK have one or more preserved railway cranes, either just as historic exhibits, or as fully functioning examples assisting with the operation of the railway. Although not normally required for re-railing activities, they are exceptionally useful for track relaying and the restoration of locomotives and rolling stock, and help to avoid expenditure on outside contractors.

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    ADW205 at Didcot

    Photo: Dan Cardwell

    Number Altnumber Name Status Note Livery Depot Location Base Owner
    RT1 P 8w Crane Trolley With Hiab 650 Crane Light Blue PR Churnet Valley Railway PRE
    10071 20   KL100   P Jones KL100 0-4-0 Green PR Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway PRE
    1057 JOSHUA S JH Wilson 10t 4w Steam Driven Breakdown Crane Rusty PR Tanfield Railway PRE
    112 DE942052   D Great Northern 4t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Brown PR Locomotion - NRM Shildon PRE
    12 PO12   S Carrick & Wardale 5t 4w Vertical Boiler Steam Driven Crane Grey PR Whitwell & Reepham Railway Station PRE
    130 S Whitaker Bros 4w Steam Driven Navvy Crane Red PR Prestongrange Mining Museum PRE
    2 S9   S LNWR 4t 4w Hand Worked Crane Rusty PR Midland Railway - Butterley PRE
    ADW230 D 6t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Grey PR National Museum of Wales Collections Centre PRE
    ADW240 S Swindon 3t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Black PR Dean Forest Railway PRE
    ADW241 241   L15   D Swindon 6t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Black PR Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway PRE
    DW264 P Swindon 3t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Black PR West Somerset Railway PRE
    2827 ADW205   205   P 12t 6w Hand Worked Yard Crane Black PR Didcot Railway Centre PRE
    PM290/4 S10   S Ellis & Ward 4t 4w Yard Travelling Hand Crane Rusty PR Midland Railway - Butterley PRE
    306 HOOLEY D Ruston Proctor 4w Steam Driven Vertical Boiler Excavator Grey PR Threlkeld Quarry Railway PRE
    ADW340 060988   S Swindon 2t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Rusty PR Honeybourne Airfield Industrial Estate PRE
    4 D 3t 4w Yard Travelling Hand Crane Yellow/Black PR Crich Tramway Village PRE
    4125 176   107   S Isles 1.5t 4w Steam Driven Crane Rusty PR Middleton Railway PRE
    DS425 D Leeds City Tramways 4w Hand Worked Crane Black PR Sirius Remediation Ltd PRE
    429 S D Ellis & Ward 5t 6w Yard Travelling Hand Crane Black PR Isle of Wight Steam Railway PRE
    ADM438 S 5t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Grey PR Tyseley Locomotive Works PRE
    ADW446 060982   S Swindon 6t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Grey PR Severn Valley Railway PRE
    DRG 48401 D Willets 6t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Black/Rusty PR Big Pit National Coal Museum PRE
    485 S 4W (Bedford Engineering) PR Merseyside Maritime Museum PRE
    ADW537 537   S Swindon 3t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Grey PR Didcot Railway Centre PRE
    ADW538 S 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Rusty PR Dean Forest Railway PRE
    542 DR 80000   RS 1034/5   Shettleston CCE S George Russell & Co. 5t 4w Steam Driven Crane Black PR Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway PRE
    610 ADW610   P Swindon 1.5t 4w Hand Worked Crane Grey PR South Devon Railway PRE
    6685 601   602   ADW601   14959   ADW602   S 1.5t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane (once thought to be ADW602) Rusty PR Kidderminster Severn Valley Railway PRE
    6688 ADW603   92   DW603   S Swindon 1.5t 4w Hand Worked Crane Black PR Moreton Park Railway - Hereford PRE
    792 S 6t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Black PR Telford Steam Railway PRE
    801 37798   S 6t 4w Hand Worked Crane Rusty PR Unknown Location PRE
    902135 DE331400   D Darlington 6t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Black PR Bury Transport Museum East Lancashire Railway PRE
    KDRH 96503 KDB924203   P HAP Light Duty Diesel Hydraulic Crane Yellow PR East Lancashire Railway PRE
    Unknown Balmforth P 4w Balmforth Steam Crane Black PR National Waterways Museum PRE
    Unknown Doon Valley S 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Rusty PR Doon Valley Railway PRE
    Unknown Gibbins D 4w Gibbins Hand Worked Crane Grey PR National Waterways Museum PRE
    Unknown Henderson D 4w Henderson Hand Worked Crane Black PR National Waterways Museum PRE
    Unknown Hollycombe S 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Grey PR Hollycombe Steam Collection PRE
    Unknown Jones S Jones 8w Bogie Diesel Crane Red PR Unknown Location PRE
    Unknown Midland P Midland 1t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Red PR Chasewater Railway PRE
    Unknown Strathspey S 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Grey PR Strathspey Railway PRE
    Unknown Ward S T Ward 4t 4w Hand Worked Yard Crane Maroon PR Beamish Museum PRE