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18798 Coles Rail Crane

The crane has a lifting range of 4 ton at 30' and 17.5 ton at 10', overall length with 30' jib is 46' 6". The crane started life moving ferrous scrap around Panteg steel works. Under nationalisation the works were taken over by the British Steel Corporation. The crane was purchased for the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway in 1988, but remained stored at Pauls Malt Yard before moving to Chinnor on 23 July 1990. It was the first piece of rolling stock to arrive at Chinnor after the formation of the Association and is now owned by Don & Terry (who are volunteers).


Brake type
Not fitted with train brakes
Builder
Steels Engineering of Sunderland
Class/type
Bogie Crane (Coles)
Built year
1960
Engine type
Self propelled diesel electric
Height
12' 6"
Livery
Departmental yellow
Status
Operational
Weight
51 tonnes
Wheel diameter
2' 9"
Wheels
Two 4-w bogies

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