Smith Rodley 5 ton SWL Steam Crane №12394

A steam powered crane with a safe weight load of 5 ton. This crane is thought to have been built / worked for “Limmer & Trinidad” at Fulham Docks, London until 1974. It is out of gauge (too wide) for use on a standard British railway as it is a mobile dock side crane.

It is thought that three simliar cranes may exist or have been used at Victoria Docks, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Previously based at Foxfield, the crane had its boiler removed for transportation to the Northampton & Lamport Railway in early 2010.

More information about the crane and its restoration can be found at www.steamcrane.co.uk.

Steam Crane 12394 being coupled to B900914 at Boughton, just after unloading at the NLR Photo: G. R. Titmuss

Steam Crane 12394 being coupled to B900914 at Boughton,
just after unloading at the NLR
Photo: G. R. Titmuss

Crane Smith Rodley of Leeds
Class: N/A Works №: 12394
Built: N/A Builder: Smith Rodley of Leeds
BR №: N/A Brake Force: N/A
Load Capacity: 5 ton SWL Number of Seats: None
Cylinders: N/A Driving Wheel Diameter: N/A
Engine: N/A
Steam powered
Transmission: N/A
Weight: N/A Maximum Design Speed: N/A
Boiler Pressure: N/A Maximum Tractive Effort: N/A
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: 1974 Date Preserved: 1974
Arrived at NLR: March 2012 Current Status: Under Restoration
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