Wensleydale Railway - Photo Archive

Restoration of a Railway Crane

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In late 2022 a Hubbard & Taylor 15 Tonne Civil Engineers Crane arrived at Leeming Bar after being bought by one of our volunteers off the Keithley and Worth Valley Railway. This photo gallery will document its restoration. When restored and properly certified for lifting, it will be an invaluable addition to the railway for purposes such as track laying etc. as it will allow complete track panels to be assembled in a yard, transported to site and then placed in position, by the crane.

Restoration of the crane commenced in April 2023 with stripping the rotten wood off the match wagon, followed by the shot blasting and priming of the crane and match wagon.

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