Thornaby Tool Van Crane at Loughborough

t14877 t14878Photographs of the Thornaby Tool Van Crane taken on the Great Central Railway at Loughbrough on 27th August 2009. There was just the crane there, no vans with it. I got a bit of shock that day having worked on site with it during incidents in the North East and the last time I had seen it, it had toppled over at Ryhope Grange I think due to the operator over reaching a loaded HHA coal wagon. I thought it had long gone.

Photographs and details courtesy of Bill Adams.

1 thought on “Thornaby Tool Van Crane at Loughborough

  1. Built by Cowans Sheldon in 1962 and converted by BR at Derby from steam to diesel in 1977. This crane during its working life had been allocated to York, Doncaster and finally Thornaby.


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