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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Beamish Crane in Use

A 5 ton Smith rail-mounted crane was stored by Beamish at TR for many years, during which time it was used for several engineering jobs before we got a larger crane & Beamish collected theirs.

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:
Philip steaming the crane in MH yard - no sign of sheds or shops
Tandem lift while installing the 14" x 14" wooden beams for Andrews House footbridge
Lifting Progress's tank - Ian craning, Derek slinging & could be me on No.2.
Note door to MH shed & Tommy's third emporium.
Derek & Ian placing the National diesel engine on a Shields pier bogie ......
(pre carriage shed)
..... followed by the crankshaft with flywheel
Moving panels following replacement with 109 lb/yd FB on F27s at Burdon Plain
Andrew operating the crane
The crane on Causey East Incline with a track team working on a bright winter's day.
Eric at left, Derek has a plan, perhaps Mel behind him, Peter posing, Ian at the ready, ???
The photos above are courtesy of Ian Cowan 

PS I'm looking for photographic features related to TR, it aims, engineering, local history, or NE England & its people in general - have you got anything?

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