The International Steam Pages


Extant Steam Cranes in the UK and Ireland 

This is just one of a series of pages covering surviving Railway Cranes across the world. Click here for the Index. Unlike some of the other lists, this list does not include hand cranes, neither are we seeking to illustrate at the moment.

Chris Capewell (chriscapewell AT googlemail.com) has provided the following data, he would greatly appreciate additions, corrections and confirmation where requested.


Running No.(s)

Original Owner

T=Capacity

Wheels 

Manufacturer
Works No./Year

England

Amberley; Chalk Pits Museum

-?-

Green, Charlton

5T

4W

TSSR 20578/1952

Astley Green Colliery Museum, Tydesley

-?-

-?-

2T

4W

TSSR 17895/1945

Bath; Western Riverside

312

S&P

10T

4W

S&P T312 /1908

Plinthed

Beamish Hall Museum

-?-

Wolsingham Steel 

3T

4W

TSSR 8371/1913

Beamish Open Air Museum

-?-

Port of Bristol Authority

1T

4W

Coles, Derby 796/1917

Bitton; Avon Valley Railway

-?-

-?-

5T

4W

TSSR 24080/1955

-?-

CAexS 

5T 

4W 

TSSR 21058/52 + 23724/56 

Hybrid machine
Rebuilt 2004, now runs on compressed air

Blists Hill, Ironbridge Trust

-?-

Sands Ltd., Colwick 

7T

4W

Grafton 2446/1937 

7'0" gauge
rebuilt T&H 1970)

Bluebell Railway

951516 LNER
(BR 122, DE330122, RS1083, ADRR95215)

45T

4-8-4RB

R&R F49913/1942

BDC oou

-?-

-?-

3T

4W

TSSR ????/????

Dismantled

(Confirmation required)

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall

DW 69, ex DRT 80169.

BR/WR

10T

6W

TH 1599/1948

Bootle; Merseyside Maritime Museum, Reserve Store

-?-

Mersey Docks And Harbour Board

1T

4W

Bedford Engineering 485/1920

Bowes Railway, Co. Durham

-?-

-?-

5T

4W

TSSR 18773/1948

Bream, Forest Of Dean; Flour Mill Workshop (Private Site)

19

GWR
(BR ADW19, ADRR95213)

45T

4-8-4RB

R&R E8137 8/1940 

BDC w-o

Burton On Trent, Nemesis Rail (Private Site)

ADRC96708

DexS
BR/ER
(ex DB967159)

75T

8W+RB 

CS 84/1961


BDC w-o Converted by BR Derby during 1980s to DH

Bury, Lancs; Riley Engineering (Private Site)

ADRC96707

DexS WR ex 141, ADB141

75T

8W+RB 

CS 85/1961

BDC w-o
Converted by BR Derby during 1980s to DH

Bury; East Lancs Railway

MP8

LMSR (C.C57/3478) ; (BR RS 1013/50, ADRV 95205)

36/50T

4-8-4RB 

Cravens.126836/1931 

BDC oou
Converted 1938 to 50T

Caphouse Colliery; National Coal Mining Museum

-?-

NCB

7T

4W

TH 1766/1963

(No recent sighting, confirmation required)

-?-

NCB Welbeck Colliery? 

5T?

4W

TSSR (22565??/1954??)

Carnforth, West Coast Railway Co. (Private Site)

18

GWR
BR ADW18, ADRR95212

45T

4-8-4RB

R&R E8137 8/1940

BDC oou

Chasewater Railway

DRT 80113 ex DE330274, ex 80/015, ex 274

LNER

10T

6W

TH 1576/1945

Chatham Dockyard

482

Chatham Dockyard

10T

6W

Grafton 2528/1938

17?

Chatham Dockyard

10T

6W

Grafton 2547/1940

558

Chatham Dockyard 

10T

6W

Grafton 2641/1942

582

Chatham Dockyard

10T

6W

Grafton 2675/1943

Chappel & Wakes Colne; East Anglian Railway Museum., 

762

Felixstowe Docks

4T

4W

Grafton 1569/1914

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway 

DE 271017 ‘LITTLE TITAN’

ca.1T

6W

Built for Haswell Lodge Miniature Railway, County Durham. Builder E.Cheeseman, Hartlepool, 1975

15” gauge

 (Confirmation required)

Colne Valley Railway

DRG80103

BR

10T

8W

Grafton 2837/1952 

Coventry; Electric Railway Centre 

No.12

W&C French Ltd., (Timber Merchants) Wisbech

5T

4W

CW ??/1919

(Site Due To Close)

Crewe Heritage Centre

MP21 

LNWR
(BR RS1020/30)

25/30T 

4-4W

CS 2987/1908 

BDC oou

941599 

DexS 
LNER (BR 110, ADE330110, ADRC96719)

45T

8W+RB

CS 6871/1939 


BDC w-o
new welded articulated jib 1968, uprated to 50-ton capacity, converted to diesel power by BR Derby in ca. 8/ 1986

Didcot Railway Centre; Great Western Society.

MP10

LMSR 1250, BR RS1054/50, ADRC95204

  50T 

8W+RB

CS 5113/1930 

BDC oou

CD 24 “EREBUS” 

DexS
BSC East Moors, Cardiff. 

5T

4W

TSSR 18820/1949

-?-

Thames Plywood Manufacturers, Barking, Essex

5T

4W

TSSR 23059/1954

Cranmore; East Somerset Railway.

GWR
(BR ADW2) 

36T

6-4W

R&R B4411/08 

BDC oou
63063 DexS
ex Army 

5T

4W

Grafton 1540/?1914

Dean Forest Railway.

-?-

ABP, Newport Docks 

10T

4+4W

TSSR 19526/1951

Dingles Steam Village, Milton Lifton, Devon 

-?-

A & P Appledore (Falmouth) Ltd, Falmouth Docks

5T

4W

TSSR 19164/1951

(No recent sighting, confirmation required)

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway.

-?-

NCB

3T

4W

TSSR 11108/1929

DRC80116 

LNER to BR

15T

6W

CS 8742/1946

Foxfield Railway, Staffs

-?-

-?-

?T

?6W 

TSSR 12394/1937

Gloucester; National Waterways Museum

-?-

Kirkstall Forge

4T downrated to 1T

4W

Balmforth. ??/c.1880? Peel Ing Foundry, Rodley

1624

MoS/WD
later Tyne Dock Engineering No. 6

7.5T

4W

Booth, Rodley 4973/1944

Hambledon, Surrey (Private Site)

-?-

Blackburn Yard, Godalming

3T

4W

TSSR 11324/1930

Hollycombe Steam Collection, Liphook

-?- BR
Nine Elms to Hardwick, West Ewell

?T

4W

Grafton 2953/1956

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

MP4

LMSR
(BR RS1005/50, ADRC95203)

50T

8W+RB

CS 5111/1930 

BDC oou

MP9

LMSR
conv.1938 (C.C57/3478) to 50T (BR RS 1015/50, ADRC 95206)

36/50T

4-8-4RB 

 

BDC w-o

DRG 80111 LNER
BR DE330252 & 80/012 

10T

6W

Grafton 2516/1938

-?-

DexS 
ICI Northwich 

9T

4W

Grafton 2623??/????

Kent & East Sussex Railway

DS1770 X976 SR
BR 083316

10T

6W

Grafton 2690/1945

81S

SR
BR ADS81, ADRR95201

36T

6-4W

R&R C6553/1927 

BDC w-o

DS 451, ex DRT 80135

BR/SR

10T

6W

TH 1603/1948

Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills

-?-

Leeds Industrial Cooperative Societ.

2.5T

4W

Booth 4161B/1931

Llangollen Railway

RS1085/45 

DexS
WD
BR ADRC95221, ADRC96718, 7.

45T

8W+RB 

CS 8053/1943 ex WD no.?

Converted to diesel power and uprated to 50-ton capacity by BR Derby in 1985.

Loughborough; Great Central Railway.

17

GWR
BR ADW17, RS1097/45, ADRR95208

45T

4-8-4RB

R&R E8137 8/1940 

BDC w-o

ADRC96709

DexS
BR/ER ex DB967159

75T

8W+RB 

CS 86/61

BDC w-o Converted by BR Derby during 1980s to DH

-?-

Redpath Dorman Long, London

5T

4W

TSSR 11100/1929

Chassis only, used as boiler carrying wagon.

(No recent sighting; confirmation required)

Mid-Hants. Railway., Ropley

ADRR95216 

SR
ex SR 1580S, BR ADS1580 and ADW151

45T

4-8-4RB

R&R F9162+85-6/1945 

BDC w-o

DS 414, ex DRT 80133

BR/SR

10T

6W

TH 1595/1948

DS 58, ex DRT 80132, ex DS1997

BR/SR

10T

6W

TH 1695/1955

Midland Railway Centre

MP2

LMSR
BR RS1001/50, ADRC95202

50T

8W+RB

CS 5112/1930

BDC w-o

ex RS1094/75  DexS
LMR
ADRC96704
75T

8W+RB 

CS 82/1961

BDC w-o
Converted by BR Derby during 1980s to DH

Middleton Railway.

-?-

-?-

1.5T

4W

Isles, Stanningley 4125?/1886

-?- DexS 
NCB Glasshoughton Colliery
5T

4W

Booth 5821/52 

Mirfield; Briggs (Private Site)

-?-

Leeds Industrial Cooperative Society

2.5T

4W

Booth 4161A/1931

-?-

Parnaby Engineering, Darlington, Co. Durham

?T

4W

Booth ?1887/?1905

-?-

ABP, Hull 

5T

4W

TSSR 20055/1952

SG

Moorside Mills, Bradford Industrial Museum,

-?-

Yorkshire Water Authority, Esholt

3T

4W

TSSR 10302/1924

Nene Valley Railway

MP3

LMSR
BR 159, ADE330159, RS1004

40T

4-8-4RB

R&R D2958/1931 

BDC w-o

North Norfolk Railway

DE331332

LNER later BR DRG 80117

10T

6W

North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

941601 LNER 
BR 102, DE330102, ADRR95214
45T

4-8-4RB

R&R F49913/1942 

BDC w-o

39A

DexS
LNER
(941590, BR 107, ADE330107, ADRC95224)

45T

4+4W

CS 4524/1926 

BDC oou

-?-

Staveley Chemicals

5T

4W

TSSR 11453/1929

(For sale, confirmation required)

Peak Rail

941591

LNER
(BR 124, RS1106/36, ADRC95223)

36T

8W+RB

CS 5755/1936 

BDC oou

Preston; Ribble Steam Railway 

223

MSC

5T

4W

TSSR 9045/1917

Quainton; Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, 

562

DexS
Hingley Timber, Duffield 

5T

4W

Grafton 2357/1931

Capable of conversion from 7'1" gauge

Ruddington; Great Central Railway (North) 

941602  LNER
(BR 103, DE966103, ADRC95222)

36T

8W+RB

CS 9017/1948 

BDC oou

2

DexS
H.Morris 
5T

4W

Grafton 2621/1942

Rushden Transport Museum

-?-

NCB Bold

7T

4W

Grafton 2733/1949

Severn Valley Railway

RS1087/30

BR/LMR

30T

6-4W

CS 60/1960

BDC w-o

DW35

BR/WR

6T

4W

TSSR ????/1949

Scunthorpe; R.Bottamley, Wybeck Road  (Private Site)

2671 'HORACE'

SR to BR

2T

4W

Grafton 2671/1943

-?-

Parnaby Engineering, Darlington

5T

4W

Booth, Rodley 5902/1952

RS 1057/10 ex DRT 80131 

BR/SR

10T

6W

TH 1694/1955

-?-

-?- DexS

5T

4W

Grafton 2357/1931

Shakerstone; Battlefield Line

ADRC96708

DexS
BR/WR ex 142, R1095/75

75T

8W+RB

CS 84/1961

BDC oou Converted by BR Derby during 1980s to DH

Ranskill, Notts; Scroob Top Quarry 

-?-

ROF Ranskill

?T 

4W 

TSSR 13990/1940 

(Confirmation required)

Rutland Railway Centre

-?-

Corby Steelworks

5T

4W

TSSR 6516/?1910

Scolton Manor Museum

-?-

Milford Haven Dock & Railway Co

5T

4W

TSSR 22936/1954

(Off site; in storage, confirmation required)

Shildon; National Railway Museum

C621

McAlpine

5T

4W

TSSR ????/1935

McAlpine to LPTB 1958

Slaidburn, Jumble Quarry, Bridge Of Greet 

-?-

Fylde Water Board, Stocks Reservoir Contract

?3T

4W

TSSR ????/1924?

(Derelict)

Swanage Railway

1561S

SR
BR ADS1561, ADRR95210

45T

4-8-4RB

R&R E8133+36/1939 

BDC oou

Swindon & Cricklade Railway

-?-

Coal Trading Co

7T

4W

Grafton 2628/1942

-?- DexS
ICI Huddersfield 

5T

4W

TSSR 16641/1949

RS38/2½ 

GWR 

2.5T

4W

Booth, Rodley 5396/1947 

(2016 under o-h at Flour Mill Workshop; has it returned?)

Tamworth; Statfold Barn (Private Site)

DS199 ?

SR

1.5T

4W

Grafton 1618/1917?

Tanfield Railway

13

Swan Hunters, Wallsend Shipyard

7.5T

4W

Booth, Rodley 5996/1954 

Oil burner, noted for sale or for scrap 

(Confirmation required)

-?- ‘JOSHUA' 

BSC, Lackenby. 

10T

4W

JH Wilson, Birkenhead 1057?/191?

Noted for sale or for scrap (confirmation required)

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum; Vintage Excavator Trust.

-?-

-?-

named HOOLEY 

Excavator

Ruston Proctor 306/1909

Dual gauge SG/9’

Toddington; Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway

62006

WD
ex WD214 DB967303, ex DRC80115, ex 80/020

45T

4-8-4RB

R&R F593749/1943 

BDC oou

LNER

15T

6W

CS 8741/1946

Tyseley Locomotive Works (Private Site)

ADW139

BR/WR

30T

6-4W

CS 58/1960

BDC

Upton Pyne, Devon; Executors Of CW Glover. 

-?-

Ca 5T

4W

TSSR ????/????

(No recent sighting; confirmation required)

Unknown Location Near Sowerby Bridge 

-?-

Ollerenshaw, Greetland, Sowerby Bridge 

10T

4W

Booth 2561/1912

10’0” gauge

(Stored, dismantled, no recent sighting, confirmation required)

Unknown Location And Owner

-?-

?MoS

7.5T

4W

Booth, Rodley 5011/1944

(Confirmation required)

Unknown Location Poss. At Byworth Boilers, Keighley

-?-

ABP, Barry Docks ex GWR Docks Dept.

3T

4W

TSSR 14923/1943

(Confirmation required)

Unknown Location, Notts. (Private Site)

-?-

George Sands & Son, Colwick, Notts

7T?

4W

Grafton ????/???? 

BG?
(Seen on C4 Salvage Squad TV program derelict - donated parts to restoration of Grafton 2446/1937)

No recent sighting, confirmation required)

Welland, Malvern; Woodside Farm (Private Site)

DRS 95000 ex 024984

BR

?5T

4W

TSSR 23027/1955

York; National Railway Museum

CME13 

NER
(LNER 901638, BR 153, DE 331153)

25T

2-4-2W

Cravens .8117/1907 

BDC oou

Wales

Barry; Vale Of Glamorgan Railway. 

-?-

ABP

5T

4W

TSSR 10373/1918

SG

(Confirmation required)

Kidwelly Industrial Museum

-?-

Duport Steels Ltd, Llanelli

‘BESSIE’

7T

4W

TSSR 14730/1948

Llanberis; Welsh Slate Museum

-?-

Dinorwic Slate Quarries Ltd. 

10T

4W

TSSR 6618/1904

7’0” gauge

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway

-?-

-?-

?T

?4W

TSSR 5640/189?

Scotland

Ayshire R Railway Preservation Society, Dunaskin Heritage Centre

-?-

Ferniegair Sawmills, Lanarkshire.

?5T

4W

TSSR 10202/1924?

Bo’ness; Scottish Railway Preservation Society

NBR
LNER 971567 BR RS1062/36, ADRC 95200

36T

4-4-4W 

CS 3310/1914

BDC oou

DR 80000

LNER
later RS 1034/5 later BR Shettleston CCE

5T

4W

George Russell, Motherwell 542x/1939 

DRM 80001 MS
RBR RS 1035/7½

7.5T

6W

Marshall Fleming 4078/1927

Brechin; Caledonian Railway. 

63047 DexS 
ex 912, ex CRR 063047 ex Army, ex Proof Establishment, Eskmeals 
10T 4W Grafton 2509/1938

Dalmellington; Ayrshire Railway Preservation Society

-?-

NCB, Polkemmet Colly

?5T

4W

Grafton 2485/?1938

-?-

R.B.Tennant, Whifflet Foundary,

10T

4W

Booth, Rodley 5893/1954 

Coatbridge; Summerlee Heritage Park

-?-

Lanarkshire Steel, later BSC Lanarkshire Steelworks

20T

4W

Marshall Fleming & Jack 578/1899

-?-

Colvilles Ltd., Dalzell Steelworks, later BSC Dalzell Steelworks

?10T

4W

Marshall Fleming ????/1940

Prestonpans, East Lothian; Prestongrange Mining Museum, 

-?- Waterside Colliery, Railway
Latterly NCB
10T 4W Marshall Fleming 3516/1921

-?-

NCB Lady Victoria Colliery

7T

4W

Whitaker Bros 130 / c.1890

Excavator presently rigged as a crane

Orkney; Lyness Visitor Centre

Yard No.5

MoD/RN

10T

4+4W

CS 7154/1941 

Northern Ireland

Belfast; Queens Island Studios 

VS23

Harland & Wolff, Belfast 

?T

4W

TSSR 14033??/1941

BG
Stored
one IRS report states 14094??

VS81

Harland & Wolff, Belfast 

?T

4W

TSSR 24472/1958

BG

VS82

Harland & Wolff, Belfast 

?T

4W

TSSR 24473/1958

BG

Downpatrick Steam Railway, Co. Down

3084

NIR 

36T

6+6W

CS 5233/1931

BG
BDC oou

Whitehead; Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

-?- GNR(I) later to UTA as no. 8434 

15T

4-4W

CS 3169/1912 

BG
BDC oou

Channel Islands

Alderney; Alderney Railway. Society, Mannez Quarry

-?-

MoS/Admiralty, Aden 

10T

4+4W

CS 7504/1940 rebuilt CS 8584/1946

Republic Of Ireland

Halfway, Nr Ballinhasig, Co Cork; South Coast Railway Preservation Society, c/o Halfway Vintage Club, 

-?-

-n/k- 

?T

4W 

Coles, Derby ??/19??

BG

(No recent reported sighting; confirmation required)

Mallow; Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (Plinthed)

-?- 

Ministry of Munitions, built to Russian gauge, sold to GSR; later to CIE as no. ?94A or 131A? 

20T

4+4W

CS 4112/1923

BG
BDC oou

Saltmills, Co. Wexford; Sean Finn 

-?-

Dublin Port and Docks Board 

?5T

4W

Grafton 2511/1938 (grab)

7’ gauge

(No recent reported sighting; confirmation required)

-?-

Sam Morris Waterford Yard

?5T

4W

Grafton 2798/1946 (grab)

7’ gauge

(No recent reported sighting; confirmation required)

Abbreviations

BDC

Breakdown Crane

BG

Broad Gauge (Irish)

CAesS

Compressed air conversion from steam power

DexS

Diesel power conversion from steam power

DH

Diesel Hydraulic

SG

Standard gauge (assumed unless context is unclear)

oou

Out of use

w-o

In working order

CS

Cowans Sheldon Ltd., St Nicholas Works, Carlisle

CW

Carrick and Wardale, Redheugh Engine Works, Gateshead 

Grafton

Grafton Cranes Ltd., Vulcan Works, Bedford

MF

Marshall Fleming & Co Ltd., Dellburn Works, Motherwell

R&R

Ransomes and Rapier Ltd., Waterside Works, Ipswich

S&P

Stothert and Pitt Ltd., Victoria Works, Bath

TH

Taylor and Hubbard Ltd., Kent Street Works, Leicester

TSSR

Tomas Smith & Sons (Rodley) Ltd, Old Foundry, Rodley, Nr. Leeds

GNR(I)

Great Northern Railway (Ireland)

GSR

Great Southern Railway (Ireland)

GWR

Great Western Railway

LMSR

London, Midland & Scottish Railway

LNER

London & North Eastern Railway

LNWR

London & North Western Railway

NBR

North British Railway

SR

Southern Railway

BR

British Railways

BR/ER

British Railways/Eastern Region

BR/LMR

British Railways/London Midland Region

BR/SR

British Railways/Southern Region

BR/WR

British Railways/Western Region

ABP

Associated British Ports

BSC

British Steel Corporation

CIE

Córas Iompair Éireann (Irish Railways)

LPTB

London Passenger Transport Board

MSC

Manchester Ship Canal

MoS

Ministry of Supply

NCB

National Coal Board

RN

Royal Navy

ROF

Royal Ordnance Factory

UTA

Ulster Transport Authority

WD

War Department

 


Rob Dickinson

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