If you have any question about this site or the content, please contact: Phillip Treweek
This page contains links to some pictures from the collections of myself and others of cranes in action and preservation. If you have pictures of NZR cranes (particularly the steam cranes), I'd love to hear about them - or better still - see them. Please feel free to contact me at treweek@ cs.waikato.ac nz.
My thanks to Colin Barry, Kerry Bennett, Chris Capewell, Wayne Duncan, Patrick Dunford, Tim Elphick, Andrew Hamblyn, Chris Johnson, David Parsons, Ian Tibbles, and Darrin Wilkinson for their contributions to this page. The remaining few uncredited pictures are my own.
Above: A picture of me (courtesy of Tim Elphick) photographing my son Matthew (then aged 2) standing on Crane 225 at Pukemiro on August 5, 2001.
Craven Bros. 40 Ton lift Steam Cranes
Ransomes & Rapier 15 Ton lift Steam Cranes
Cowans Sheldon 10 Ton lift Steam Cranes
Cowans Sheldon 7 Ton lift Steam Cranes
NZR 7 Ton lift Steam Cranes
NZR / Jessop & Appleby Bros. 5 Ton lift Steam Cranes
NZR . 5 Ton lift Steam Cranes
NEI-Clarke Chapman (Cowans Sheldon) 60 Tonne lift Diesel Cranes
Cowans Sheldon 40 Ton lift Diesel Crane
Cowans Sheldon 15 Ton lift Diesel Cranes
Ransomes & Rapier 10 Ton lift Diesel Crane
Cowans Sheldon 10 Ton lift Diesel Cranes
Priestman Steam Grab Coaling Cranes
Ransomes & Rapier 5 Ton lift Hand Cranes
Grafton & Co 5 Ton lift Hand Cranes
Unidentified Manufacturer 2 Ton Hand Cranes Cranes
Pneumatic Coaling Cranes
Westport Coaling Wharf Cranes
Whitaker Bros. Steam Excavator
Floating Crane 'Hikitia'