Coaling Crane Listing

The following listing gives details on the coaling cranes operated by New Zealand railways that I am currently aware of. The list does not include cranes subsequently converted (being 103 , 136 , and 149 ) which can be found on the steam cranes page.


Abreviations Used:

AJHRAppendicies to the Journals of the Houses of Representatives.
'Boilers' via C.B 'Stationary Engines etc and Boilers up to 1/3/1921' pp31-35
author not identified and undated- received via C.Barry
Downey Collection Les Downey collection (photographs, etc) Walsh Library, MoTaT
H.B Hurunui to Bluff section
NIML / NIML & Br North Island Main Line and branches
NZR&LS New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society
NZRO New Zealand Railway Observer
SIML / SIML & Br South Island Main Line and branches
WTT Working Timetable



Cranes: Priestman Grab - Other Coaling Grab - Pneumatic Coaling


Priestman Bros Ltd Steam Grab Coaling Crane

No. Notes
206 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1931 (Source: W.Prebble )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Sep 23, 1931 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1966 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Wellington 1945 (Source: W.Prebble), Wellington 1949 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Wanganui (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Wanganui 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1931, Sep 12; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Hutt shops, order no.6814, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
  • 1932, Apr 1 - 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
Overhauled 13-12-1951 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
207 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1931 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Oct 10, 1931 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1962 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Taihape 1943 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-4-1943 in Crosado notes), Taihape (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1931, Dec 5; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, order no.6821, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
  • 1932, Apr 1 - 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
Overhauled 1943. Crane 103 transferred to Taihape for relief during overhaul, but proved unsuitable - lack of labour at this time for pneumatic crane. Expediting of overhaul sought by LE Auckland (Source: 04/1849 of 2-4-1943 in Crosado notes)
Crane back in service by Apr 19, 1943 (Source: 04/1849 of 19-4-1943 in Crosado notes)
Overhauled 19-12-1949 - To be written off (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
1962, Apr 12 CME to GM (26/637) Requests write off and scrapping of Priestman coaling crane No.207 and boiler. Notes the crane has been in a dismantled condition in Otahuhu Workshops since 1953; and is incomplete as its bed plate, side frames and cylinders have been taken to replace defective parts on another steam crane. The boiler would require heavy repairs before it could be returned to service. Crane was purchased in 1931 to W.R.7651 at a total cost of 2,200.0.0 It was written off financially on 31 March 1956 Hand written note: approved GM 24/4/62. 1962, Apr 26 GM to CME Write off and scrapping of crane and boiler is approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
208Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1931 (Source: W.Prebble )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Oct 19, 1931 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1966 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Taumaranui 1943 (Source: W.Prebble), Hutt Shops April 1944 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-4-1944 in Crosado notes), Wanganui (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Wanganui (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Wanganui 1964 derelict (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1931, Dec 5; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, order no.6821, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
  • 1932, Apr 1 - 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
LE Auckland noted intention to delay shopping as Crane 103 (at Taihape) was unsuitable as a relief (Source: 04/1849 of 2-4-1943 in Crosado notes)
Crane received at Hutt minus one Pemberthy injector - injector transferred from Crane 169 (in shop for repairs) to allow work on 208 to be completed (Source: 04/1849 of 18-4-1944 in Crosado notes)
Overhauled 19-5-1956 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
209 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1934 (Source: W.Prebble )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Dec 20, 1934 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1970 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Frankton 1948 (Source: W.Prebble), Frankton (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Dunedin (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Dunedin (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1935, Jan 5; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Hutt shops, order no.6826, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)
  • 1935, Apr 1 - 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
Overhauled 16-6-1955 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
210 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 81)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 81)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 81)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 81)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1935 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Feb 7, 1935 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1973 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Dunedin 1949 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Dunedin (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Dunedin 1972 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1935, Mar 2; SIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Addington shops, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 81)
  • 1946, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)

Notes:
Overhauled 6-11-1952 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
211 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1937 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Jul 11, 1937 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1971 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Taihape 1948 (Source: W.Prebble), Taumarunui (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Frankton (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Wellington/ Linwood (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1937, Aug 21; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Otahuhu shops, charged to 45 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83) noted as charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
  • 1939, Apr 1 - 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
Overhauled 9-7-1955 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
212 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1944 (Source: W.Prebble )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Jan 26, 1944 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1960 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Auckland 1949 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Palmerston North (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Auckland 1960-1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1944, Feb 5; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Hutt shops, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83) noted as charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
  • 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
Overhauled 30-9-1953 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
213 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1944 (Source: W.Prebble )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Feb 2, 1945 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1973 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Auckland 1949 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Taumarunui, Auckland (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Invercargill (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1945, Feb 3; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Hutt shops, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83) noted as charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
  • 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
Overhauled 16-7-1949 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
"The coaling crane formerly in use at Taumarunui, has been transferred to Auckland as a spare. This crane is in poor mechanical condition and its travesing gear is inoperative." (Source: 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
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214 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1945 (Source: W.Prebble )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Jun 13, 1945 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1972 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Christchurch (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Linwood 1949 (Source: W.Prebble), Christchurch (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Linwood (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1945, Jun 23; SIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Addington shops, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 81) noted as charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
  • 1946, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)

Notes:
Overhauled 30-9-1955 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
215 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1945 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Aug 31, 1945 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1969 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Palmerston North 1947 (Source: W.Prebble), Palmerston North, (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Auckland (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Frankton (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1945, Sep 15; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Hutt shops, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83) noted as charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
  • 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
Note: 26/637 of Jul 9, 1956. Grab at Hutt for overhaul before being sent to Frankton Overhauled 15-8-1952 (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956)
216 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Capacity: 15cwt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker: Priestman Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1945 (Source: W.Prebble )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Dec 20, 1945 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' , year also given in 24/785 of 27-5-1949 )
Disposal: W/off 1965 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Wellington 1945 (Source: W.Prebble), Wellington (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Frankton (Source: handwritten note dated 11-6-1956 on 26/637 of 9-7-1956), Auckland 1960, (Source: Kerry Bennett), Palmerston North 1964 (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Priestman Grab
  • 1946, Feb 2; NIML&B, new stock, papers =1926/637, Hutt shops, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83) noted as charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
  • 1946, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 83)

Notes:
Overhauled 1956 (Source: 26/637 of 9-7-1956)

K.Bennett notes a Priestman Grab No.203 sighted Wanganui 1962 - no other references to a coaling grab 203 as yet sighted

Anecdotes - preparing for travel, working on as crane fitter, coaling at Ranfurly, accident with chimney - see (Source:G.P.Graham NZRO 229 pp8-11).

Working timetables (NI 1947 and SI 1952) note that Priestman Grab Coaling Cranes could be run on mixed and goods trains with jibs trailing and a U or Ub with appropriate carrying gear to support the jib to act as a running wagon. The cranes were to be prepared by securing the outriggers with the appropriate clips (and wiring the clips) and locking the slewing mechanism on the centre line with the tumbler lock provided (in raised position and wired). Approval to travel was required from the District Traffic Manager and the District Civil Engineer. The Car and Wagon Inspoector arranged for lubrication.

Priestman Grab Coaling Cranes were not to be run on the Rimutaka Incline (between Summit and Cross Creek). Cranes No.206, No.207, and No.208 were not to be run on trains or through shed doors. If required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. They were to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 4mph (6.5kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions.


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Browning Engineering Co. Grab Steam Coaling Crane

No. Notes
155 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Capacity: 7.5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Maker: Browning Engineering Coy, USA (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1908 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
gives 1914
Boiler No: 155 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler maker: Browning Engineering Co. (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler built: Imp.1908 (Source: via C.Barry)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: via C.Barry)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: via.C.Barry
Commenced Work: 1908 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
1914 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
Disposal: W/off 1956 (Prebble)
Locations noted: S.I., Dunedin 1949 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), SIMT, (W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7.5 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Oct 10; Hurunui-Bluff section, new stock built by the Browning Engineering Coy, USA, papers =1907/1276, Hillside shops, order no.702, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 166)
  • Pencil Note: 1917/1475 Coaling Crane Dunedin (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 166)

Notes:
1917/1475 Coaling Crane Dunedin (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 166)
Imp.1908 (Source: via C.Barry, Prebble Built 1914, Capacity 7.5 Ton, W/off 1956, Operated Dunedin (Source: W. Prebble)
Reputed to have come from 'Suez'.
Anecdote - tipping incident (Source: G.P.Graham NZRO 229 pp7-8)
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be attached to an engine and not to travel over 5mph (8kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane.
See here for general crane travelling instructions.




Butters Bros. Grab Steam Coaling Crane

No. Notes
169 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
Maker: Butters Bros. (Source: W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1916 (Source: W.Prebble
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: 1916 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
Disposal
Locations noted: Hutt Shops Apr 1944, (Source: 04/1849 of 18-4-1944 in Crosado notes), Napier (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1931, Jun 20; NIML&B, stock purchased from Sir Wm.Arrol & Co. (second hand) Crane & Grab (for Palmerston Nt Loco Depot), papers =1926/637, Hutt shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.139)
  • 1932, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
  • Pencil Note: No.169 Coaling crane & Grab (Palmerston Nt) (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.139)

Notes:
check 27/98 of 7-12-1927 (ref by J.Herbert) probably refers to sale of 1883 60psi Ruston Proctor portable boiler from Picton section (previous use of No.)
1931, Jun 20, stock purchased from Sir Wm.Arrol & Co. (second hand) Crane & Grab (for Palmerston Nt Loco Depot), papers =1926/637, Hutt shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.139)
No.169 Coaling crane & Grab (Palmerston Nt) (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.139)
Built 1916
Operated Napier (Source: W. Prebble)
Injector transferred from Crane 169 while in shop for repairs to allow work on Crane 208 to be completed - 208 was received at Hutt minus one Pemberthy injector - (Source: 04/1849 of 18-4-1944 in Crosado notes)
The crane exceeded loading gauge in width and height and was not to be run on trains or through shed doorways. The crane was to be dismantled if it was needed to be moved to another depot. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
1963, Sep 12, CME to GM (26/138) Requests writing off for scrapping for record purposes of steam coaling crane No.169 which was withdrawn from service in a rundown condition in 1957; its boiler was repaired and installed at Paekakariki for heating locomotive fuel oil in storage tanks, but the crane was not repaired. Crane was placed in service in 1926 at a cost of 1193.0.0; and was written off financially during Y.E. 31.3.1951. Hand written notes: approved 13/9/63. 1963, Sep 16 GM to CME Writing off for scrapping is approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)




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Pneumatic Coaling Crane - modified Appleby Hand Crane

The 1948 pneumatic crane census also shows an un-numbered Appleby hand-crane fitted with an air cylinder at Lyttleton. (source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes). The Christchurch DME's check of record cards and files identifies 298 as apparently the ex-Appleby crane. (source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes)

No. Notes
298 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: Appleby Bros. (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Wheel Layout: Fixed configuration (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Commenced Service: (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:
Locations noted: South Island 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Rangiora 1930 (Source: W.Prebble), Rangiora 1933 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Lyttleton 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes), Reefton Jul 1950 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25 and Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
CME records noted as showing in South Island1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
At Lyttleton (ex-Rangiora) 1948 - 'apparently' identified as ex-Appleby hand-crane (Source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Proposal to move crane to Reefton - query if can be put on wheels (Source: 04/1849 of 14-11-1949 in Crosado Notes)
At Reefton by Jul 1950 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
Pneumatic Coaling Crane - modified Appleby Hand Crane
The 1948 pneumatic crane census also shows an un-numbered Appleby hand-crane fitted with an air cylinder at Lyttleton. (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes). The Christchurch DME's check of record cards and files identifies 298 as apparently the ex-Appleby crane. (Source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes)




Jessop & Appleby Pneumatic Coaling Crane

No. Notes
231 Crane No Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: K.Bennett)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros (Source: W.Prebble )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Wheel Layout: 4W (Source: K.Bennett )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Dannevirke Apr 1948 (Source: Kerry Bennett, , NZMRJ Aug 2000 p25)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
Vertical air cylinder (Source: K.Bennett, NZMRJ Aug 2000 p25)
318 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: Appleby's Ltd (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Wheel Layout: (Source:
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: w/off at Hutt 1953 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
Locations noted: Whangamomona (Source: W.Prebble)
Whangamomona 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Vertical air cylinder (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes, , NZMRJ Aug 2000 p25)
Maker listed as Appleby Ltd, Leicester (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)




Bray & Waddington Pneumatic Coaling Crane

No. Notes
306 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: Bray & Waddington (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: Fixed configuration (Source: 04/1849 of 28-3-1961/10-4-1961)
Commenced Service: 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal: W/off requested 1961, crane noted as out of use for some time, right hand frame cracked in three places, w/off approved GM May 16, 1961 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-3-1961/10-4-1961/16-5-1961 in Crosado Notes)
1962 - request w/off and scrapping as the old coaling shed is being demolished, & crane out of use and no longer required. Notes permission already given in 1961 (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1962/22-3-1962 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Invercargill 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Invercargill 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
307 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: Bray & Waddington (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: Fixed configuration (Source: 04/1849 of 28-3-1961/10-4-1961)
Commenced Service: 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal: 1962 - request w/off and scrapping as the old coaling shed is being demolished, & crane no longer required. GM approved w/off Mar 20, 1962 (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1962/20-3-1962 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Invercargill 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Invercargill 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Valued 110 in 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File and 04/1849 of 27-2-1962 in Crosado Notes)




NZR Pneumatic Coaling Crane

No. Notes
293 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1909 (Source: pencil note on 04/1849 of 20-4-1965 reported in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration (Source: Kerry Bennett)
Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal: DME Christchurch request to scrap October 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 21-10-1965 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Nov 18, 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1965 in Crosado Notes), parts incorporated in replacement crane (see entry for crane 346 )
Locations noted: Ashburton 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Waipara 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Ashburton 1950? (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25), Linwood ex-Ashburton Apr 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 20-4-1965/30-4-1965 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Cost 110 - ledger 13 (Source: pencil note on 04/1849 of 20-4-1965 reported in Crosado Notes) also listed 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File
At Linwood ex-Ashburton Apr 1965 - Loco.133 (repairs required) indicates air piston leathers require renewing, wire rope requires replacing, railclamps and jib stays require overhaul, main ball race, and top and bottom pulleys require examining, main frame to be replaced with steel as is badly bowed. To be repainted (Source: 04/1849 of 20-4-1965/30-4-1965 in Crosado Notes)
Replacement with N.I. surplus crane considered May 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 7-5-1965 in Crosado Notes)
294 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: Source: 4 wheel configuration (Source: Kerry Bennett)
Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:
Locations noted: Waipara 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Linwood 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Timaru 1950? (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25), Picton Nov 65 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
295 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity:3/4 Ton (Source: W.Prebble)
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: Source: 4 wheel configuration (Source: Kerry Bennett)
Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:Stored at Christchurch loco Jul 1969 after withdrawal due to dieselisation - recommended for scrapping (Source: 04/1849 of 18-7-1969 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Jul 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 29-7-1969 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: In South Island 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20), Timaru 1933 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Ashburton 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Linwood 1950? (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25), Springfield May 1967 (Source: John Herbert in NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
325 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1909 (cost 110 - w/off financially 1934) (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Reported as surplus at Huntly by DME Auckland Feb 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 15-2-1967 in Crosado Notes), approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Whangarei 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Huntly 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
327 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker ID Source:
Maker's No:
Date built: 1909 (cost 110 - w/off financially 1934) (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at Gisborne following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes), approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Maungaturoto 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Gisborne 1963-64 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
329 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Huntly 1941 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-12-1941 in Crosado Notes), Dargaville 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Otahuhu (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Noted damaged at Huntly 1941(jib stay bent with damaged nuts, piston rod possibly bent). (Source: 04/1849 of 4-12-1941 in Crosado Notes)
Sufficiently repaired to continue until replacement arrives. To go to Otahuhu workshops when 357 was out-shopped (Source: 04/1849 of 9-12-1941 in Crosado Notes)
330 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker ID Source:
Maker's No:
Date built: 1909 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1968 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: DME Dunedin reported surplus at Cromwell Nov 1968, following closure of Roxburgh branch (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1968 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Dec 1968 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-12-1968 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Rotorua 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
331 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1909 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout: Fixed configuration (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
Commenced Service:
Disposal:Scrapping authorised June 1953 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
Locations noted: Mercer 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Otahuhu shops by March 1953 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
335 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1909 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Otahuhu Workshops 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
338 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1910 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: To MoTaT (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
Locations noted: Helensville 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Almost complete- wooden frames are rotten and require replacement. Currently stored under cover at MoTaT (Source: Graham Anderson)
341 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1910 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Auckland 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
342 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1910 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Reported as surplus at Taumarunui by DME Auckland Feb 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 15-2-1967 in Crosado Notes), approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Taumarunui 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Rotorua, Otahuhu reclaim, then Taumarunui by Jul 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 19-7-1965 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Reported surplus and available for transfer by DME Akl Nov 1964 (Source: 04/1849 of 16-4-1964 in Crosado Notes)
Had been sent to Otahuhu reclaim ex-Rotorua, transferred to Taumarunui (replace 363 by Jul 1965, considered for transfer to S.I. 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 19-7-1965 in Crosado Notes)
343 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: )
Maker's No:
Date built: 1910 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Whangarei Car and Wagon 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
344 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1910 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Reported as surplus at Paeroa by DME Auckland Feb 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 15-2-1967 in Crosado Notes), approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Frankton 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
345 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1910 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Whangarei 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Auckland District spare by 1962 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25), Otahuhu shops 1962 (Source: 04/1849 of 23-5-1962 in Crosado Notes), Penrose (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9 NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1 SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Reported at Otahuhu shops 1962 - underframe in poor condition with damaged headstocks (require complete rebuild) and jib split (requires replacement (Source: 04/1849 of 23-5-1962 in Crosado Notes)
346 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1910 (cost 110 w/off financially Mar 31, 1936) (Source: marginal note on 04/1849 of 15-8-1966 reported in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: see notes below
Locations noted: see notes below

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Noted at Otahuhu shops Apr 1, 1948 ex-Te Kuiti (Source: 04/1849 of 1-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Problem: A crane transferred to South Island as a replacement for 293 was found to be in as bad a state as 293 and only fitted to use 5cwt tubs as opposed to 10cwt tubs standard in S.I. Replacement was assembled from 'better' parts of 293 and unidentified replacement - minimum repairs to be safe for operation as only required for approximately a year - composite result to carry N.I. crane number. The crane number was incorrectly deciphered as 864 at Addington after minor repairs were made in January 1966. This was discovered when the crane was recommended for scrapping after the withdrawal of steam facilities at Picton. CME subsequently advised the DME Christchurch that the crane was 346. The Picton crane was approved for w/off by the GM on Aug 26, 1966 (see GM's 09/5231/2). An offer of 2.10.0 was subsequently received from Mr R.Freeth of Picton for the decking, verical post and pulleys - the cylinder & piston has been sent to Christchurch as spares. The offer was accepted on Nov 1, 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 21-10-1965/ 29-11-1965/ 19-7-1966/ 31-8-1966/ 25-10-1966/ 1-11-1966 in Crosado Notes). However, the DME Wellington advised the CME in Nov 1966 that 346 was at Taihape (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes) Then DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at Taihape following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes). This crane approved as w/off for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Crane forwarded to Hutt reclaim Apr 11, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-4-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Answer? DME Auckland reported to CME in Jul 1965 that cranes in Dargaville and Otiria would shortly be surplus and one of these would be transferred south. Crane 364 was at Dargaville in 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett) and this number seems more likely to have been interpreted as 864. The 364 reported by the CME may have been a transposition. 364 does not seem to appear in any later correspondence. Further query - was there some confusion caused by both 346 and 364 having previously been at Te Kuiti? Comparison of the respective capacities of 346 and 364 might shed further light on this conundrum (although as the balance block was increased in size from 1911 this would suggest the 1928 vintage 364 was larger capacity than the 1910 vintage 346).
348 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1920 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Otiria 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
349 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1920 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Paeroa 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
350 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service: 1922 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:
Locations noted: South Island 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Oamaru 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Oamaru 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes), Invercargill 1979 (Source: 27/592 of 27-9-1979)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, May 26; SIML&B, New stock B.P. 4524, papers =1904/1849, Addington shops, order no.777, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Built to drg 4524 for Springfield (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20) - article gives year built as 1923 at Addington CME records noted as showing in South Island 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
At Oamaru 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Identified as probable identity of unmarked crane at Oamaru (Source: 04/1849 of 30-7-1948 in Crosado Notes).
Christchurch DME notes records show this crane at Oamaru (Source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes)
27/592 of 27-9-79 confined at Invercargill - not require TMS number
At Invercargill by 1980 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000 p25)
Complete at Invercargill "used until recently to coal the Kingston Flyer". (Source: unidentified clipping (possibly tender call) dated 14-12-1983 in John Herbert crane file)
352 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted:

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Built at Petone to drg 4524 before 1922 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
353 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: Sep 15 1924 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service: 1924 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:
Locations noted: Otira 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Otira 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Otira July 1950 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1924, Jan 5; Westland section, Stock on line, papers = 1923/511 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
354 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: Built PE 31-1-1924 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service: 1924 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal: Stored at Christchurch loco Jul 1969 after withdrawal due to dieselisation - recommended for scrapping (Source: 04/1849 of 18-7-1969 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Jul 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 29-7-1969 in Crosado Notes), to Canterbury Steam Preservation Society, then Glenbrook Vintage Railway (Source: Colin Barry in NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20), Canterbury Steam Preservation Society acquired the crane to save it, but it was never used, swapped for an 8" Westinghouse pump to GVR, base to unknown person (Source: Colin Barry), arrived c.1990, crane and pivot only so new base constructed at GVR using wagon wheels, marked incorrectly as 345 - number was unknown so marked as former Auckland loco depot crane (Source: Robert Sweet)
Locations noted: South Island1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Springfield 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Timaru 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Addington Jul 1950? (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1924, Jan 5; Westland section, Stock on line, papers = 1923/511 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
CME records noted as showing in South Island 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Currently active with Glenbrook Vintage Railway at Pukeoware depot
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356 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1925 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service: 1925 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:
Locations noted: Linwood 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Picton 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1925, Oct 10; SIML&B, To new stock B.P.4524, Addington shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Currently (Apr 2004) at Ocean Beach Railway, stored - partially dismantled (Source: Dale Jonker)
357 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1925 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes and NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Reported as surplus at Tauranga by DME Auckland Feb 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 15-2-1967 in Crosado Notes), approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Otahuhu shops 1941 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-12-1941 in Crosado Notes), Huntly 1941? (Source: W.Prebble, NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25), Ohakune 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Tauranga 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett), Tauranga 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-12-1965 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1925, Aug 15; NIML&B, To new stock B.P.4524, Newmarket shops, order no.956, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
At Huntly 1941? (Source: W.Prebble, NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25) Possibly replacement for shopped 329 (see 04/1849 of 9-12-1941 in Crosado Notes)
358 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1925 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Morrinsville 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Rotorua 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1925, Sep 12; NIML&B, To new stock B.P.4524, Newmarket shops, order no.956, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Reported surplus and available for transfer by DME Akl Nov 1964 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-11-1964 in Crosado Notes)
DME Akl instructed by CME to retain for meantime (Source: 04/1849 of 6-11-1964 in Crosado Notes)
Considered for transfer to S.I. 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 7-5--1965 in Crosado Notes)
359 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1925 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Stored at Christchurch loco Jul 1969 after withdrawal due to dieselisation - recommended for scrapping (Source: 04/1849 of 18-7-1969 in Crosado Notes), GM approved for scrapping Jul 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 29-7-1969 in Crosado Notes), sold to Ferrymead (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
Locations noted: Linwood 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Springfield 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Kaikoura July 1950? (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1925, Oct 10; SIML&B, To new stock B.P.4524, Addington shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Currently active with Weka Pass railway at Waipara
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361 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1927 (cost 169 - w/off financially 1952 (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Reported as surplus at Helensville by DME Auckland Feb 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 15-2-1967 in Crosado Notes), approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Taihape 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Helensville (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1927, Jul 23; NIMB&L, new stock B.P. 4524, papers = 1904/1849, Newmarket shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1928, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Currently stored (base & pillar) at Goldfields Railway, Waihi (Source: sighted P.Treweek 27 March 2004)
363 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1928 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Reported forwarded to Otahuhu reclaim ex-Taumarunui 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 19-7-1965 in Crosado Notes), w/off 1965 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Tauranga 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1928, Jul 21; NIMB&L, new stock B.P. 4524, papers = 1904/1849, Newmarket shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1931, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
364 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1928 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Te Kuiti 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Dargaville 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1928, Jul 21; NIMB&L, new stock B.P. 4524, papers = 1904/1849, Newmarket shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1931, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Crane 364 may be connected to the mystery of two cranes numbered 346. See the crane 346 entry for further details
366 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1929 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal:
Locations noted: Taneatua 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Auckland 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1929, ? 2; NIMB&L, new stock B.P. 4524, papers = 1904/1849, Otahuhu shops, order no.1040, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1931, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Built Otahuhu (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
369 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: 3/4 ton (Source: W.Prebble)
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 2-11-1965 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1938 Hutt Workshops (cost estimated approx 400) (Source: 04/1849 of 2-11-1965 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service: Nov 12, 1938 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-11-1965 in Crosado Notes)
Disposal: GM approved w/off Nov 18, 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1965 in Crosado Notes), DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at Napier following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Gisborne 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Napier 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1938, Nov 12; Gisborne, new stock B.P. 4524, 4616, 4617, y21027, papers = 124/23, Hutt shops, order no.6845, charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1940, Apr 1; Gisborne, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1942, Aug 15; NIML&B, stock previously shown as Gisborne, papers =22/203 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1943, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
372 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1940 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-4-1940 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Stored at Christchurch loco Jul 1969 after withdrawal due to dieselisation - recommended for scrapping (Source: 04/1849 of 18-7-1969 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Jul 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 29-7-1969 in Crosado Notes), currently at Ferrymead (Source: Kerry Bennett)
Locations noted: Kaikoura 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1940, Mar 31; Picton, new stock B.P. 4524, Y21027, papers = 1904/1849, Hutt shops, order no.6000, charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1940, Apr 1 - 1946, Jan 5; Picton, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1946, Jan 5; SI, stock previously shown as Picton, papers =07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1947, Apr 1; SI, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Loco 204/3962 issued Oct 18 1939. Built at Hutt Workshops to drg.4542 with centre pillar to Y21027, using 2nd hand wheels and axles. Despatched to Ward on March 3, 1940 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-4-1940 in Crosado Notes)
Cost for 372 & 373 780-12-9 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-6-1940 in Crosado Notes)
Currently active with Canterbury Railway Society at Ferrymead, Christchurch
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373 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built: 1940 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-4-1940 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: see notes below.
Locations noted: Blenheim 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Springfield July 1950? (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1940, Apr 27; Picton, new stock B.P. 4524, Y21027, papers = 1904/1849, Hutt shops, order no.6000, charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1940, Apr 1 - 1946, Jan 5; Picton, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1946, Jan 5; SI, stock previously shown as Picton, papers =07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1947, Apr 1; SI, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
Loco 204/3962 issued Oct 18 1939. Built at Hutt Workshops to drg.4542 with centre pillar to Y21027, using 2nd hand wheels and axles. Despatched to Blenheim about April 25, 1940 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-4-1940 in Crosado Notes)
Cost for 372 & 373 780-12-9 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-6-1940 in Crosado Notes)
Noted sold Steam Inc ex-Linwood Jul 1976 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
Acquired by Ian Welch, possibly crane mentioned in 04/1849 in regard to I. Welch & R.McNaught) (Source: 04/1849 of 1972 in Crosado Notes), later stored at Hutt Shops
Currently (2003) at Kingston (Source: Eric Tutt)
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374 Crane No Source: 04/1849)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: 04/1849)
Maker: NZR (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout:
Commenced Service:
Disposal: Crane withdrawn from service and stored at Greymouth loco depot Sep 1969 - crane in poor condition & recommended for scrapping (Source: 04/1849 of 17-9-1969 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Oct 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 1-10-1969 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Blenheim, Addington shops 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
Built Addington Workshops (Source: W.Prebble)
Drg 3772? short cylinder & jib noted (Source: 04/1849 of 21-4-1948 in Crosado Notes) - notes say BP4524 (Source: 04/1849 of 24-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Under overhaul Addington Mar 1948 - WSM queried CME as to number. Crane census followed. Crane numbered as 374. (Source: 04/1849 of 18-3-1948 /21-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Noted at Addington shops, ex-Blenheim 1948 under overhaul for return to Blenheim (Source: 04/1849 of 26-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
Probably ex-PWD (Source: 04/1849 of 1-10-1969 in Crosado Notes)




Unidentified Manufacturer Pneumatic Coaling Crane

No. Notes
296 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration (Source: W.Prebble)
Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal: Dismantled Addington Workshops 1933 CME's 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes), w/off 1933 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: South Island1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Addington 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
CME records noted as showing in South Island1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
At Addington workshops - dismantled by 1933 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
297 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: Source: 4 wheel configuration
Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:
Locations noted: South Island1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Ross 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
CME records noted as showing in South Island1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
At Ross (Traffic) 1933 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Records show at Ross, used by Traffic Branch - not confirmed (Source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes)
299 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration
Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:
Locations noted: Balclutha 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Dunedin 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Invercargill 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
To Invercargill 1962? (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1962 in Crosado Notes)
300 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration
Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal:
Locations noted: Clinton 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Gore 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
301 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78) 2nd crane by this No. - see crane 360 for 1st.
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker ID Source:
Maker's No:
Date built:
Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration
Commenced Service: 1926 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal: see notes below.
Locations noted: Dunedin 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Ranfurly 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Dunedin loco depot boiler May 1975 (Source: 04/1849 of 14-5-1975 in Crosado Notes)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Pneumatic coaling
  • 1925, Jun 20; SIML&B, To new stock B.P.4524 (replaces stock written off), Hillside shops, order no.518 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

Notes:
1st Crane No. 301:
In service 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
W/off damaged 1925 - rebuilt as crane 360 in 1926 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
2nd Crane No.301:
New crane built as 301 1926 (PE 20-6-1925) (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
W/off 1968 (Source: W.Prebble)
Used with Dunedin loco depot boiler May 1975 - expected to become surplus early 1976. File endorsed giving sale preference for Wellington Branch NZR&LS (Source: 04/1849 of 14-5-1975 in Crosado Notes)
CME reports crane as surplus Jun 1977, sale price $64 plus loading cost at cost basis (Source: 04/1849 of 14-6-1977 in Crosado Notes)
To Wellington Branch NZR&LS c.October 1977 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
Currently at Silverstream (Source: Kerry Bennett)
302 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Capacity: (Source: )
Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No:
Date built: 1909 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1968 in Crosado Notes)
Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration
Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
Disposal: DME Dunedin reported surplus at Roxburgh Nov 1968, following closure of Roxburgh branch (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1968 in Crosado Notes), GM approved w/off for scrapping Dec 1968 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-12-1968 in Crosado Notes)
Locations noted: Ranfurly 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Balclutha 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
  • Pneumatic coaling
    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Cost 110 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File and 04/1849 of 18-11-1968 in Crosado Notes)
  • 303 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout: Fixed configuration (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-48 and 16-4-1964 in Crosado Notes)
    Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    Disposal: At Tuatapere Apr 1964 - required overhaul, DME Dunedin proposed scrapping and replacing with crane to drg4524, w/off approved by GM Apr 24, 1964 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-4-1964/16-4-1964/24-4-1964 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Cromwell 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Cromwell May 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Tuatapere Apr 1964 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-4-1964 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Cost 110 - w/off financially Mar 31, 1934) (Source: 04/1849 of 16-4-1964 in Crosado Notes and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    304 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1909 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration (Source: W.Prebble)
    Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted: Oamaru 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Clinton 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Lumsden by Jan 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes), to Kingston Jan 1969 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Acting DME Dunedin reported surplus at Lumsden Jan 1969, & recommends sending to Hillside reclaim (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    GM approved scrapping Feb 10, 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-2-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    To Kingston Jan 1969 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    Saved for use by Kingston Flyer? (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
    305 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    Commenced Service: 1909 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    Disposal: Scrapping authorised Nov 1983 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
    Incomplete at Invercargill "used until recently to coal the Kingston Flyer". (Source: unidentified clipping (possibly tender call) dated 14-12-1983 in John Herbert crane file)
    Locations noted: Gore 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Invercargill 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Invercargill by 1980 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    308 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1911 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout: 4 wheel configuration (Source: W.Prebble)
    Commenced Service: 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    Disposal: Acting DME Dunedin reported surplus at Clinton Jan 1969, & recommends sending to Hillside reclaim (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Feb 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-2-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Invercargill 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Wairio 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Clinton Jan 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    309 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout: Fixed configuration (Source: 04/1849 of 30-7-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Commenced Service: 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: South Island 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Milton 1930 (Source: W.Prebble), Milton 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Milton 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-7-1948 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    CME records noted as showing in South Island 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    The 1948 census showed an un-numbered fixed crane at Milton (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes).
    Fixed configuration at Milton 1948 Identified by Christchurch DME from records as 309 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-7-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    310 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1911 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service: 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    Disposal: Acting DME Dunedin reported surplus at Palmerston Jan 1969, & recommends sending to Hillside reclaim (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Feb 10, 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-2-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Wairio 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Dunedin and Invercargill district spare 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Palmerston by Jan 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Noted as spare for Dunedin and Invercargill district 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Surplus at Palmerston Jan 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    311 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout: Fixed configuration (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Commenced Service: 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Lumsden 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Lumsden 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    312 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted: Hutt Shops 1941 (Source: 04/1849 of 14-11-1941 in Crosado Notes), Palmerston North 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), East Town shops ex-Stratford 1963 (Source: 04/1849 of 19-2-1963/28-2-1963/5-3-1963 in Crosado Notes), Wanganui Jun 1963 (Source: 04/1849 of 16-7-1963 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    In service prior to Dec 1922 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-11-1965 in Crosado Notes)
    Shopped at Hutt on Nov 11, 1941, then to go to Paekakariki (Source: 04/1849 of 14-11-1941 in Crosado Notes)
    Noted at Palmerston North 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Crane at East Town shops ex-Stratford 1963, for overhaul if required but is surplus to district requirements. CME instructs to be retained at East Town. (Source: 04/1849 of 19-2-1963/28-2-1963/5-3-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    Replaced 337 (damaged in capsize) at Wanganui Jun 1963 (Source: 04/1849 of 16-7-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    Crane damaged at Wanganui Jul 25, 1963 when wind blew jib into path of K911 (jib restraining wire stretched - chain to replace still on order) - jib damaged, cylinder piston bent, 2xrailclips broken. Replaced by 332 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-8-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    CME instructed DME to hold crane for repair if required (Source: 04/1849 of 3-9-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    GM approved w/off Nov 18, 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1965 in Crosado Notes)
    Derelict Wanganui 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    313 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1922 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-12-1976 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service: 1922 in Christchurch district (Source: 04/1849 of 10-12-1976 in Crosado Notes)
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted: Upper Hutt 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Upper Hutt 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-7-1957 in Crosado Notes), Linwood 1958 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-7-1958 in Crosado Notes), Christchurch loco Jul 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-7-1969 in Crosado Notes), Greymouth 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-9-1969 in Crosado Notes), Westport 1976 (Source: 04/1849 of 20-9-1976)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Reported by DME surplus at Upper Hutt 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-7-1957 in Crosado Notes)
    Recommended for transfer to Linwood instead of 355 in 1958 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-7-1958 in Crosado Notes)
    Stored at Christchurch loco Jul 1969 after withdrawal due to dieselisation - recommended for scrapping (Source: 04/1849 of 18-7-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    GM approved scrapping July 29, 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 29-7-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    DME Christchurch instructed that crane is urgently required in Greymouth Sep 1969, for loading of scrap metal (Source: 04/1849 of 11-9-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Surplus at Westport 1976. Purchase sought by West Coast Historical & Mechanical Society (Shantytown) and Steam Inc in 1976 - Steam Inc got in first (Shantytown offered 322 when available) - cost $65 plus $41.19 for preparing & loading (Source: 04/1849 of 20-9-1976/ 12-1-77/ 27-1-77/ 13-5-77/ 22-9-77 in Crosado Notes)
    Currently (April 2004) under restoration at Steam Inc, Paekakariki
    Original wooden underframe being replaced with fabricated steel (Source: Eric Tutt)
    314 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1909 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:See notes below.
    Locations noted: Paekakariki 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Paekakariki Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1926, May 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1926, May 1; NIML&B, stock altered to standard crane B.P. 4524, papers = 1904/1849, Petone shops, order no.1565, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1927, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Cost 110 - w/off financially 1934 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 and 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Overturned at Paekakariki, consigned to East Town for repairs. Despatched 2-6-1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-5-1948/1-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    At some point damaged crosshead replaced with parts from 339 (Source: 04/1849 of 23-12-1957 in Crosado Notes)
    DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at Paekakariki following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)
    Approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Request to GM to purchase by Wellington Tramway Museum Feb 1967- 1 offered. Accepted Mar 14, 1967. (Source: 04/1849 of 28-2-1967/14-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Later disposed of (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000 p25) Date?
    315 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: Acting DME Dunedin reported surplus at Gore Jan 1969, & recommends sending to Hillside reclaim (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes) , GM approved scrapping Feb 10, 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-2-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Wellington 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Lumsden 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1948 in Crosado Notes), Gore Jan 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    DME Wellington instructed that crane be checked and painted before forwarding to DME Dunedin for Lumsden (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Surplus at Gore Jan 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    316 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Cross Creek May 26, 1928 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Cross Creek in 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Woburn Shops May 21 1934, Wellington Sep 3, 1934 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Woburn shops ex-Cross Creek August 2, 1937 (Source: 04/1849 of 22-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Built to drg 3772 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000 p25)
    Noted at Cross Creek May 26, 1928 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    CME records noted as showing at Cross Creek in 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Record card shows dismantled and sent to Woburn May 21 1934; to be overhauled for Whangamomona July 31, 1934; To be held for possible use, Wellington Sep 3, 1934 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Crane reported at Woburn shops ex-Cross Creek August 2, 1937 as a spare, missing the cylinder (Source: 04/1849 of 22-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    317 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    317
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Noted at Woodville 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Reported at Napier 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    319 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1909 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at Stratford following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 and 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes), Approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Waipukarau 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Wanganui 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-7-1957 in Crosado Notes), East Town Nov 1962, to Stratford (Source: 04/1849 of 19-2-1963 in Crosado Notes), Stratford Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Cost 110 - w/off financially 1934 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 and 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Reported by DME surplus at Wanganui and available for transfer 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-7-1957 in Crosado Notes)
    Overhauled at East Town Nov 1962, placed at Stratford (Source: 04/1849 of 19-2-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    320 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted:

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    North Island crane built before 1922 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
    321 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted:

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    North Island crane built before 1922 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
    322 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted: Otahuhu shops c.1944 (Source: 04/1849 of 15-9-44 in Crosado Notes), Frankton 1944 (Source: W.Prebble), Frankton 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Dunollie 1962 (Source: 04/1849 of 12-3-1962 in Crosado Notes), Greymouth shops Mar 1977 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-3-1977 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Overhauled Otahuhu c.1944 and fitted with hook to PD.101475 - correspondence follows on hook standards (Source: 04/1849 of 15-9-44 in Crosado Notes)
    Transferred to Dunollie - consigned from Frankton Mar 2, 1962 (Source: 04/1849 of 12-3-1962 in Crosado Notes)
    Transferred Dunollie to Otira in mid-1960's. Transferred Otira to Greymouth following end of steam operations (c.1969?) (Source: Ian Tibbles)
    At Greymouth shops Mar 1977, used for loading scrap metal - crane in fair condition but not very suitable for current work and to be replaced when possible (Source: 04/1849 of 10-3-1977 in Crosado Notes)
    Crane no longer required Nov 1977 - offered to West Coast Historical & Mechanical Society for $65 - receipt received Jan 1978 (Source: 04/1849 of 7-11-1977/ 15-11-1977/ 6-1-1978 in Crosado Notes)
    Stored ShantyTown (Source: Ian Tibbles / David Maciulaitis.)
    Click here for pictures.
    323 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Taumarunui 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Taneatua 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    No: 324 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Lambton Car and Wagon Oct 1929
    (Source: 04/1849 of 4-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Palmerston North 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Wellington Car and Wagon Aug 1937 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, 025)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    CME records noted as showing at Palmerston North in 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    326 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Huntly 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    328 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: New Plymouth 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    332 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: East Town Shops ex Stratford Feb 10, 1948, to Hawera Apr 12, 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 12-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Hawera 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett), Hawera (district spare) 1963 (Source: 04/1849 of 19-2-1963 in Crosado Notes), Wanganui 1963 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-8-1963 in Crosado Notes), Wanganui 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Noted at East Town Shops recieved from Stratford Feb 10, 1948 for repairs. Overhauled and sent to Hawera Apr 12, 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 12-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    At Hawera in fair order (considered district spare) (Source: 04/1849 of 19-2-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    Replaced damaged 312 (accident Jul 25, 1963) at Wanganui (Source: 04/1849 of 9-8-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    333 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at Woodville following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 and 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes), approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes), 4-way valve consigned to Addington May 2, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 29-5-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Cross Creek 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Woodville Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    334 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: Scrapping authorised Jan 1931 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
    CME reminds DME Wellington on Oct 10, 1966 that crane was w/off for scrapping by GM on Jan 12, 1931. Should be scrapped. (Source: 04/1849 of 10-10-1966 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted:

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1931, Jan 31; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1931, Jan 31; NIML&B, stock written off, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    336 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Napier 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Palmerston North 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    337 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1909 (Source: 04/1849 of 3-9-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted: Hawera 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Wanganui 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett), Wanganui 1963 (Source: 04/1849 of 16-7-1963 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Cost 110 - w/off financially YE Mar 31, 1934 (Source: 04/1849 of 3-9-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    Capsized at Wanganui on Jun 22, 1963 while lifting 10cwt bucket at right angle to track - rail clips pulled off worn railhead. Jib lodged between cab& tender of Ab 708 and broke 4' from end. (replaced by 312) (Source: 04/1849 of 16-7-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    GM approved scrapping Apr 4, 1963 - any useful parts to be held for other crane repairs (Source: 04/1849 of 3-9-1963 in Crosado Notes)
    Reported derelict at Wanganui 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    CME reminds DME Wellington on Oct 10, 1966 that crane was w/off for scrapping on Sep 5, 1963. Should be scrapped. (Source: 04/1849 of 10-10-1966 in Crosado Notes)
    1963, Sep 3 CME to GM 04/1849 Requests scrapping of pneumatic coaling crane No.337 as it requires heavy repairs to restore it to a satisfactory working condition and as it is surplus to requirements; any useful parts would be salvaged for the repair of other similar design of crane. Crane was placed in service in 1909 at a cost of 110; was written off financially in Y.E. 31.3.1934 (Hand written notes: approved 4/9/63. 1963, Sep 5 GM to CME Scrapping is approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    339 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1909 (Source: W.Prebble)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: DME Dunedin reported surplus at Ranfurly Nov 1968, following closure of Roxburgh branch (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1968 in Crosado Notes)
    GM approved scrapping Dec 6, 1968 (Source: 04/1849 of 6-12-1968 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Marton 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Wellington, ex-Cross Creek, 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-7-1957 in Crosado Notes), Dunedin 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 23-12-1957 in Crosado Notes), Ranfurly Nov 1968 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1968 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Reported by DME surplus at Wellington, ex-Cross Creek, available for transfer 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-7-1957 in Crosado Notes)
    CME instructed transfer to Dunedin as district spare 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 5-8-1957 in Crosado Notes)
    Despatched to Dunedin Sep 9. 1957 - DME Wellington notes crosshead had been previously removed to repair 314 damaged at Paekakariki. Crosshead from 362 used as replacement. (Source: 04/1849 of 23-12-1957 in Crosado Notes)
    Surplus at Ranfurly Nov 1968 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-11-1968 in Crosado Notes)
    340 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Wellington 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Milton (Source: 04/1849 of 14-4-1953 in Crosado Notes), Lumsden Sep 1977 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-9-1977 in Crosado Notes), Lumsden 1979 (Source: 27/592 of 27-9-1979), Lumsden May 1980 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000 p25)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Built to drg 4526 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-9-1977 in Crosado Notes)
    Noted at Wellington 1948 - crane not used in previous 12 months - air valve previously removed and forwarded to Cross Creek (Source: 04/1849 of 13-3-1953 in Crosado Notes)
    CME instructs to be transferred to Milton (Source: 04/1849 of 14-4-1953 in Crosado Notes)
    At Lumsden - tie rod reported broken Sep 1977 - found to be 2-piece wrought iron - replaced with 3-piece mild steel tie rod to drg4526 as amended May 25, 1925 (Source: 04/1849 of 13-9-1977 in Crosado Notes)
    27/592 of 27-9-79 confined at Lumsden - not require TMS number
    347 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Palmerston North 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Waitara Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Reported at Waitara (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at Waitara following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)
    351 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78 1st crane by this No.
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: (Source:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted:

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1922, Dec 9; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Oct 11; NIML&B, written off - beyond repair, papers =1904/1849, Petone shops, order no.382 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Original 351 built before 1922 - replaced 1924 with crane to drg 4524 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
    351 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78 2nd crane by this No.
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1924 (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted: Napier 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Wairoa 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 22-11-1965 in Crosado Notes), Wairoa Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes), Waitara 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 327-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1924, Oct 11; NIML&B, To new stock B.P.4524 (replaces stock written off), Petone shops, order no.382, charged to B2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1925, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    2nd crane by this No. - original 351 built before 1922 - replaced 1924 with crane to drg 4524 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
    Built 1924 (cost 200 - w/off financially 1949) (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at Wairoa following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)
    At Waitara 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 327-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Purchase offer for 351 and 365 at 5 each by Mr B.Suter of Waitara. Cost 8 labour to achieve 10 scrap. Offer accepted Apr 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 10-4-1967/ 14-4-1967/ 26-4-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    355 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1924 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Stratford 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), East Town Jun 1955 (Source: 04/1849 of 3-6-1958 in Crosado Notes), Waipukurau 1958 (Source: 04/1849 of 3-6-1958 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1924, Jan 5; NIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1922/539, Petone shops, order no.335, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Overhauled at East Town Jun 1955. Crane reported as surplus after Waipukurau loco depot closed. Recommended for transfer to Christchurch, and instructed to do so on Jun 17, 1958; but then held for Napier (313 transferred instead) (Source: 04/1849 of 3-6-1958/17-6-1958/18-7-1958 in Crosado Notes)
    Actually transferred to Napier? Crane parts found in later years - indicating possible cannibilisation? (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
    360 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1911/1926 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: South Island1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes), Invercargill Shops 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File), Invercargill (Source: 27/592 of 27-9-1979)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • originally numbered 301
    • as 301
    • 1923, Jan 6; SIML&B, Stock on line, papers = 1904/1849 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1925, Jun 20; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1925, Jun 20; SIML&B, stock written off - obsolete, papers =1921/698, Hillside shops, order no.518 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • as 360
    • 1925, Jun 26; SIML&B, stock (301) previously written off, reconditioned and renumbered, papers =1921/698, Invercargill shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1927, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    As Crane No.301
    In service 1911 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    W/off damaged 1925 - rebuilt and renumbered 360 (PE 26-6-1926) (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20)
    Probably at Invercargill in 1920s - drg 215, undated but post-1921 shows alterations to 360 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25)
    CME records noted as showing in South Island1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    At Invercargill Shops 1933 (Source: NZMRJ Dec 2000, p20 and 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert File)
    27/592 of 27-9-79 confined at Invercargill - not require TMS number
    Currently at Plans Railway, Tinwald
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    362 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted: Paekakariki 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Wellington 1957 (Source: 04/1849 of 4-7-1957 in Crosado Notes), Frankton 1958 (Source: 04/1849 of 23-5-1962/5-9-1962 in Crosado Notes), Otahuhu shops Nov 1958 - 1962 (Source: 04/1849 of 23-5-1962/5-9-1962 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1927, Aug 20; NIMB&L, new stock B.P. 4524, papers = 1904/1849, Newmarket shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1928, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Reported by DME at Wellington 1957 - used infrequently when coal fired locos released from Hutt shops and need coaling for run to Paekakariki. (Source: 04/1849 of 4-7-1957 in Crosado Notes)
    Crosshead used to replace missing parts on 339. DME Wellington suggested 362 be forwarded to East Town for use as spares. CME responded w/off not due till March 31, 1967 - repair and retain. (Source: 04/1849 of 23-12-1957/7-1-58 in Crosado Notes)
    CME comment that not due for w/off till 1967 suggest 1942 build date (Source: 04/1849 of 7-1-58 in Crosado Notes)
    Unidentified crane at Otahuhu shops in 1962, underframe in poor condition and jib missing - requested to be cannibilised to repair 345. Identified as 362 ex-Frankton in Nov 1958 (Source: 04/1849 of 23-5-1962/5-9-1962 in Crosado Notes)
    Scrapping authorised June 1962 (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000 p25)
    365 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1930 (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: DME Wellington noted crane as surplus at New Plymouth following dieselisation Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 and 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes), approval for scrapping by GM Mar 9, 1967 (Source: 04/1849 of 9-3-1967 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Wanganui 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), New Plymouth 1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett), New Plymouth Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1928, Jul 21; NIMB&L, new stock B.P. 4524, papers = 1904/1849, Newmarket shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1931, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Cost 278 (Source: 04/1849 of 27-2-1967 in Crosado Notes) - Crosado Notes say margin note on 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 gives 'new 1928'
    Surplus at New Plymouth Nov 1966 (Source: 04/1849 of 30-11-1966 in Crosado Notes)
    370 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built: 1938 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: Acting DME Dunedin reported surplus at Milton Jan 1969, & recommends sending to Hillside reclaim (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes), GM approved scrapping Feb 12 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 12-2-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    Locations noted: Palmerston 1930? (Source: NZMRJ Aug 2000, p25), Palmerston 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes), Milton Jan 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1939, Aug 19; SI, new stock B.P. 4524, papers = 1904/1849, Hillside shops, charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1940, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    Noted un-numbered at Palmerston 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 11-5-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    CME identified crane from records and instructed that it be numbered accordingly (Source: 04/1849 of 2-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Surplus at Milton Jan 1969 (Source: 04/1849 of 31-1-1969 in Crosado Notes)
    371 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Capacity: (Source: )
    Type: Pneumatic Coaling (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No:
    Date built:
    Wheel Layout:
    Commenced Service:
    Disposal: see notes below.
    Locations noted: Wairoa 1948 (Source: 04/1849 of 28-4-1948 in Crosado Notes), Marton 1965 (Source: 04/1849 of 5-4-1965 in Crosado Notes)

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • Pneumatic coaling
    • 1939, Jul 22; NI, stock taken over from Public Works Department, Wairoa, papers = 1904/1849, Wairoa shops, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)
    • 1940, Apr 1 - 1947, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.78)

    Notes:
    ex-PWD taken over 1939 (Source: 04/1849 of 7-5-1965 in Crosado Notes) Crosado mentions marginal note on 04/1849 of 10-6-1965 gives Jul 22, 1939
    At Marton 1965 - no longer required, available for transfer (Source: 04/1849 of 5-4-1965 and 30-4-1965 in Crosado Notes)
    Considered for transfer to S.I., but in very poor condition requiring overhaul - recommended by DME Wellington for scrapping (Source: 04/1849 of 10-6-1965 in Crosado Notes)
    CME recommended scrapping - age and cost of crane not known, but would be written off financially based on usual 25 year period (Source: 04/1849 of 14-6-1965 in Crosado Notes)
    GM approved w/off Jun 21, 1965; DME Wellington instructed to forward to workshop for scrapping (Source: 04/1849 of 23-6-1965 in Crosado Notes)

    Unidentified 30cwt hand crane erected at Timaru Loco depot in 1897 - out of use for many years - dismantled and forwarded to Addington (source: 04/1849 of 24-10-1941 in Crosado Notes)

    A 2-ton Cowan Sheldon crane was reported as being used at Rakaia for coaling purposes in 1948 (source: 04/1849 of 11-8-1948 in Crosado Notes)

    DME Akl to CME Fixed crane ex-Mercer at Otahuhu available for transfer (source: 04/1849 of 4-3-1953 in Crosado Notes). CME to DME Akl crane not rtequired (source: 04/1849 of 23-6-1948 in Crosado Notes)
    Identity - 331?




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