TL8928 : 4-Wheel Grafton Steam Crane No 1569

taken 7 years ago, near to Wakes Colne, Essex, Great Britain

4-Wheel Grafton Steam Crane No 1569
4-Wheel Grafton Steam Crane No 1569
Built in 1914 by the Grafton Engineering Company of Bedford. Originally a seven-ton crane,a long jib has now been fitted, derating the machine to a four-ton capacity.
The crane was brought to Chappel in July 1971, on permanent loan from the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company Limited.
It has proved invaluable for all the heavy lifting jobs on site, including tracklaying and dismantling locomotives.
In November 1984 it returned to Felixstowe Docks for the retirement celebration of its old driver, ‘Tug’ Wilson, and appeared on television. The Dock Company generously donated a new wire rope and chains, and fitted a return block to the jib. Additionally, in the course of its overhaul a new chimney was fitted and the original corrugated iron cladding replaced by timber recovered from the roof of Witham Goods Shed.

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