Hand Crane Listing

The following listing gives details of the travelling hand cranes operated by New Zealand railways that I am currently aware of.


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: Hand 10 Ton - Hand 7 Ton - Hand 5 Ton - Hand 3 Ton - Hand 2 Ton - Hand 1 Ton


Cowans Sheldon & Co. Ltd 10 Ton Hand Crane

No. TMSNotes
246 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154 )
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Type: hand (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon (Source: W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Maker's No: 1309/1884 (Source: K.Bennett )
Date built: 1884 (Source: K.Bennett )
Wheel Layout: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: North Island (47)
WTT entries (sighted):
Runner: 4w wagon E 3024 (Source: K.Bennett )
Numbering History: 1909 No.253, to No.246 in 1931 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Hand
  • as 253
  • 1909, Jan 2; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock handed over with Manawatu line and renumbered, papers =1908/64 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.110)
  • 1912, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 110)
  • as 246
  • 1931, May 2;3 NIML&B, stock renumbered from 253, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 110)
  • 1932, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 110)

Notes:
Operated Wellington-Manawatu Railway 1886-1908
length 20' over buffers (Source: K Cassells 1994)
Could be run on mixed and good trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
Train Advice 1622 DTMO Wanganui of 19-7-1963 deleted No.246 from cranes that could be run on goods trains
1962, Jun 20 CME to TS (54/37) Seeks advise on whether the crane be written off and scrapped as a letter has been received from Mr L.B. Street of Hamilton seeking to purchase the makers and instruction plates. Identifies the crane as a Cowans and Sheldon 10 ton hand crane (as referred to in paragraph 10 on p285 of the NI Working Timetable). Notes the crane had not yet been written off but had been standing on a back road at Wanganui for some time. The crane was taken over from the Wellington Manawatu Railway Co. on 2/1/1909 and was renumbered 246 from 253. Suggests a value of 15/- for the maker's plate and 1 for each of the instruction plates. Queries appropriate accounts for sale.1962, June 26 TS to DTM(Wang) Requests a report on the crane together with a recommendation regarding the scrapping of the machine. 1962, July 2 DTM(Wang) to TS (300/26/18) Responds that no records can be found in the DTM office concerning the crane which is mounted on a wagon and is standing in a siding in the Wanganui yard with other derelict wagons. Mechanical Branch has advised that it is still in working order. Traffic Branch indicates no likelihood of further use of the crane in this District.Hand written notes: "discussed with Mr Smith a DTM. Quite obviously no use for the Bch requirements 12/7/62" and "advise CME accordingly please 5/7/62". 1962, July 12 TS to CME responds that so far as this branch is concerned it is of no further use. As discussed with Mr Hoare, particulars of account numbers will be supplied by Chief Accountant. 1963, Mar 15 ACME to GM 26/138 Requests write off and scrapping of 246. Notes it was taken over with other Wellington-Manawatu Railway stock and was then valued at 110. Hand written notes: approved 20/3/63. 1963, Mar 29 GM to CME Write off and scrapping approved. Hand written notes: "Mr Campbell, arrange deletion from W.T.T (Source: File 09/5231/2)
252 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154 )
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon (Source: W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Maker's No: 1308/1884 (Source: W.Prebble )
Date built: 1884 (Source: W.Prebble
Wheel Layout: 6W (Source: W.Prebble)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: W/o 1970 (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Wanganui 1966 (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):
Numbering History: 1909 No.252 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Hand
  • 1909, Jan 2; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock handed over with Manawatu line and renumbered, papers =1908/64 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.110)
  • 8 Ton Hand
  • 1911, Jul 22; Gisborne, stock transferred from WNNP division (jib lengthened to B.P. 4649) and shown as 8 tons, papers =1911/166, Petone shops, order no.324, charged to C/4 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.79) see also (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.110)
  • 1942, Aug 15; NI, stock previously shown as Gisborne, papers =22/203 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.79)
  • 1943, Apr 1; NI, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.79)

Notes:
Prebble gives this as 6 ton capacity. K.Cassells 1994 notes this as WMR 10 tonner (later de-rated). Herbert notes originally numbered 245 and renumbered circa.1931.
1959, Sep 23 CME to TS 26/138 Queries whether 8 ton hand travelling crane No.252 is required as proposes writing off and scrapping. DTM (Wgtn) has advised the DME that the crane, which has not been in use for some time, is not now required on his district. The crane is now 75 years old; it is mechanically sound but the outriggers, handles and locking plate for the balance block are missing. All metal work requires scraping and painting. Hand written note: Ask DM for recommendation 59/8. 1959, Sep 29 TS to DTM(Wgtn) Queries whether this crane is required in district. 1959, Oct 2 DTM(Wgtn) to TS 00/61 Advises that travelling crane No.252 is in a dilapidated condition and because of this it has not been used for a number of years. The machine is at present in the Napier Workshops. It is not now required in this district.Hand written note: Not required. Advise CME accdly pse.1959, Oct 9 TS to CME Advises crane No.252 is no longer required and so far as Traffic Branch is concerned it may be written off. DC01788(Source: File 09/5231/2) 1959, Nov 24 CME to GM 26/138 Requests write off of 8 ton capacity hand crane, No.252. Stamp & hand written note approved 27/11/59 1959, Nov 27 GM to CME Write off approved.1959, Dec 1 CME to CA (26/138) Reports writing off of No.252 and requests amendment of records accordingly. Note to DME(Wgtn): (responding to 63/4124 of 7.8.59) that the crane is not required and may now be scrapped. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
280 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 135 )
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 135)
Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 135)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 135)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Wheel Layout: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: South Island (52), SIMT (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):
Numbering History: No.35, to No.280 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Hand
  • as 35
  • 1902, Sep 13; Hurunui-Bluff section, New Stock, mfc by Cowan & Sheldon, papers =1900/2817, Hillside shops, order No.975, charged to A.O.L. (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 135)
  • 1903, Apr 1 - 1906, Mar 31; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 137)
  • 1906, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 135, loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
  • as 280
  • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
  • 1909, Apr 1 - 1946, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
  • 1946, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)

Notes:
Used as breakdown (Source: K.Bennett)
1957, July 16 CME to GM 1926/138 Requests write off of 10 ton hand crane No.280 which was retained at the closing down of the Nelson section until the demolition had been completed (along with 284). The crane was finally included in the scrap available for disposal. Built in 1902 at a capital cost of 110 and was written off financially on 31 March, 1931. Stamp & hand written note approved 19/7/57. 1957, July 23 GM to CME Write off approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
281 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 135 )
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 135)
Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 135)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 135)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
WTT entries (sighted):
Numbering History: 1892 No.36, to No.281 1909, to No.75 in 1912, to 10-ton hand No.292 in 1923 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Hand / 5 Ton Steam / 10 Ton Hand
  • See No.292

Notes:
See No.292 for full history.
292 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111 )
Capacity: 10 Ton / 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
Type: Hand / Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Wheel Layout: 6W (Source: K.Bennett )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1943, May 1, stock underframe removed & crane made a fixture, papers = 1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
Locations noted: (Source: )
WTT entries (sighted):
Numbering History: 1892 No.36, to No.281 1909, to No.75 in 1912,to No.292 in 1923 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Hand
  • as 36
  • 1901, Sep 14; Hurunui-Bluff section, New Stock, mfc by Cowan & Sheldon, papers =1900/2817, Hillside shops, order No.976, charged to A.O.L. (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 135)
  • 1903, Apr 1 - 1906, Mar 31; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 137)
  • 1906, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 135, No.18 fol 111)
  • as 281
  • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
  • 1909, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • as 75
  • 1912, May 25; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock converted to 5 ton steam B.P. 4522 & 4523, papers =1911/1533, Hillside shops, order no.733 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111) stock converted from 10 Ton hand, and renumbered, charged to C/4 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.140)
  • 1913, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 10 Ton Hand
  • as 292
  • 1923, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock converted to 10 ton hand, papers =1911/1533, Invercargill shops, order no.882 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140) stock converted from 5 ton steam, charged to C/4 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111)
  • 1943, May 1; SIML&B, stock underframe removed & crane made a fixture, papers = 1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 111) Oct 1928 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 114)

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Ransomes & Rapier 7 Ton Hand Crane

No. TMSNotes
279 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134 )
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134)
Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Wheel Layout: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: (Source: )
WTT entries (sighted):
Numbering History: originally broad gauge, 1892 No.6, to No.279 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 6 Ton hand (broad gauge)
  • as 6
  • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line (Timaru noted but crossed out), originally classed as 7 ton, classed 6 ton PE 31.3.93, broad gauge (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134)
  • 1900, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line, broad gauge (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134, loco.63 No.14 fol 133, loco.63 No.18 fol 108)
  • as 279
  • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 108)
  • 1909, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 108)
  • 1930, Mar 31; SIML&B, stock written off papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 108)

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Grafton & Co 5 Ton Hand Crane

No. TMSNotes
291 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 129 )
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 129)
Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 129)
Maker: Grafton (Source: W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: after 1886 (Source: C.Capewell)
Wheel Layout: 4W ( Source: W.Prebble )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Preserved - Ferrymead ChCh ( Source: W.Prebble )
Locations noted: South Island (52), ( Source: W.Prebble )
WTT entries (sighted):
Numbering History: 1900No.33, to No.291 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Hand
  • as 33
  • 1900, Aug 18; Greymouth section, Stock taken with Midland Rly, papers =97/524 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 129)
  • 1901, Apr 1 - 1906, Apr 1; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 129)
  • 1906, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
  • as 291
  • 1909, Feb 27; Westland section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
  • 1909, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
  • 1923, Apr 1; SIMB&L, Stock on line, Westland amalgamated with SIML&B, papers =1923/117 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
  • 1924, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
  • 1936, Jul 18; SIML&B, listed as hand travelling 3 1/2 ton, jib altered Lifting capacity previously 5 ton, papers = 1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 100, see also fol 129)

Notes:
Order 102 ( second series order numbers ) on 13 Oct 1886 for NZMR via Agents, McKeone, Robinson & Avigdor "1no. 5 tons Permanent way Hand Crane; 12ft radius jib with links & pins, rail clips & fitted with wheels, axles & springs, buffers etc (to standard pattern. 36 gauge. 281.* (Source: via Chris Capewell - from order book held by Industrial Railways Society Archive (www.irsociety.co.uk/) )
replacement part was ordered via the same agents on 24 July 1888 vis. 1 new centre casting for 5ton hand crane for (o/n 102) (Source: via Chris Capewell - from order book held by Industrial Railways Society Archive (www.irsociety.co.uk/) )
Originally operated by NZ Midland Railway Co. (Source: Troup (1973) p240, p293)
NZMR uses include loading timber along line - frequently attached to trains for this purpose (Source: I.Bullock - NZRO 257, p170)
AJHR and R.Grant (Source: NZRO 191, pp104-107) mention NZMR crane as 5-ton (capacity de-rated later?)
Could be run on mixed and good trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable (SI 1952))
Currently with Canterbury Railway Society, Ferrymead
operational, but de-rated to 1 Ton lift due to mechanical condition (Source: CRS website )
1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Dnd, ChCh) The CME desires to know the present location of 3 1/2-ton hand crane No.291 referred to in Instruction 11, p177 of the Working Timetable, whether it is still required for use by the Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 10 DTM(Dnd)) to TS (00/97) The hand crane is not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane No.291 cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service"(Source: File 09/5231/2)
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[NZ Midland Co formed 1885 to build Springfield-Brunner line which was started in 1887. Only 120km completed when the Govt took posession in 1885 (and full control in 1900).]


Ransomes and Rapier Ltd 5 Ton Hand Crane

No. TMSNotes
238
  • Crane No Source:
    Capacity Source:
    Type Source:
    Maker ID Source:
    Maker's No: - ( Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: )
    Date built: ( Source: )
    Commenced Work:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: South Island 1957, Christchurch (source: )
  • WTT entries (sighted):

  • Notes:
    While several sources note a No.238, I have yet to find any official references to such a crane. In particular, it is not listed in the Rolling stock ledgers with the other identified cranes. It seems the number is propbably due to a transcription error in regard to 5-ton capacity crane No.283
  • 259 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: Downey Collection photo )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.32, to No.259 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 32
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Feb 27; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104, loco.63 No.14 fol 120, loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • as 259
    • 1909, Feb 27; Auckland section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • 1909, Apr 1 - 1912, Apr 1; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1933, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    Photographed in Otahuhu Shops reclaimation early 1950s - manufacturer name visible, axle box covers show NZR 190? (Source: Downey Collection)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.259 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable. 1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) classification as having been scrapped is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    270 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.23, to No.270 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 23
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 122, loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • as 270
    • 1909, May 29; Wellington-Napier-NP, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wellington-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1933, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.270 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) Writing off and scrapping is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    277 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: Photo )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: 1879 (Source: W.Prebble )
    Wheel Layout: 6W (Source: W.Prebble )
    Runner: 4 wheel wagon N308. (Source: CRS website )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal: Preserved - Ferrymead Christchurch (W.Prebble)
    Locations noted: South Island (52),
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.3, to No.277 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 3
    • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line (Breakdown) (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    • 1900, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133, loco.63 No.14 fol 124, loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • as 277
    • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1946 Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)

    Notes:
    Currently operational with Canterbury Railway Society, Ferrymead
    Maker identified as Cowans Sheldon by W.Prebble, K.Bennett
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Dnd, ChCh) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.267 referred to in Instruction 11, p177 of the Working Timetable, whether it is still required for use by the Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 10 DTM(Dnd)) to TS (00/97) The hand crane is not located in this district. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(ChCh) to TS (29/509/1) The undermentioned hand cranes is located in this district:- No.277 used by Foreman of Works, Addington. Not required by Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane No.277 in use by Foreman of Works, Addington. 1963, Mar 15 ACME to TS (26/138) The CCE advises that crane No.277 is a Traffic Branch cranes and not required in so far as his branch is concerned; they have been used from time to time by his Branch. Advise on whether required to remain in service. 1963, Mar 22 TS to CME Not required by this Branch. 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) Writing off and scrapping is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
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    283 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 71 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 71)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 71)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: 1874 ( Source: W.Prebble )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: W.Prebble )
    Runner E4196 ex N76 built 1890 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal: Preserved - MOTAT Auckland (W.Prebble)
    Locations noted: South Island 1952 (Source: W.Prebble, operated at Otira, including in tunnel (Source: Les Downey)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.7, to No.283 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 7
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Jun 26; Picton section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 71, loco.63 No.14 fol 126, loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • as 283
    • 1909, Jun 26; Picton section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Picton section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1946, Jan 5 - 1946 Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)

    Notes:
    Currently at MoTaT - some pictures show 238 painted on crane (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Dnd, ChCh) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.283 referred to in Instruction 11, p177 of the Working Timetable, whether it is still required for use by the Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 10 DTM(Dnd)) to TS (00/97) The hand crane is not located in this district. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(ChCh) to TS (29/509/1) The undermentioned hand cranes is located in this district:- No.283 at Picton being forwarded to Foreman of Works, Kaikoura. Not required by Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane No.283 at Picton being forwarded to Foreman of Works, Kaikoura. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1963, Mar 15 ACME to TS (26/138) The CCE advises that crane No.283 is a Traffic Branch cranes and not required in so far as his branch is concerned; they have been used from time to time by his Branch. Advise on whether required to remain in service. 1963, Mar 22 TS to CME Not required by this Branch. 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) Writing off and scrapping is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    285 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 78 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 78)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 78)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: W.Prebble)
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Nelson (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.9, to No.285 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 9
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Jan 30; Nelson section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 78, loco.63 No.14 fol 127, loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • as 285
    • 1909, Jan 30; Nelson section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208, Nelson shops, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Nelson section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)

    Notes:
    1956, Nov 8 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests write off and scrapping of 5 ton hand crane No.285 which is not now required. Built in 1874 at a capital cost of 80 and written off financially on 31st March, 1931. Stamp & hand written note approved 9/11/56 1956, Nov 12 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    287 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 153 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 153)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 153)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: 1874 ( Source: W.Prebble )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: W.Prebble )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal: Preserved - O.B.R. Dunedin, delivered Apr 12, 1969 J.Herbert
    Locations noted: Westport 1952, Dunedin? (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.11, to No.287 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 11
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Mar 31; ? section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 153)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, Feb 27; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 128, loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • as 287
    • 1909, Feb 27; Westland section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • 1942, Sep 12; SIML&B, stock now listed as SI, papers =07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1946 Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)

    Notes:
    Differences on date built Bennett gives built 1909? Capewell notes this crane has a different centre casting to the other 1874 examples)
    Last worked by NZR at Westport
    Delivered Ocean Beach Railway (Dunedin) by freight train in 1969 (Source: Neville Tobin)
    Pictures (I.P.Wylie) attached to Kerr Stuart loco for moving railsets (Source: NZRO 149 p7)
    Restoration mid-1980s headstock and deck replaced. Major restoration late-1990s : fully operational (Source: OBR website
    OBR currently (April 2004) use an La wagon as runner - a suitable N wagon is in storage awaiting restoration ( Source: D.Jonker )
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Dnd, ChCh) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.287 referred to in Instruction 11, p177 of the Working Timetable, whether it is still required for use by the Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 10 DTM(Dnd)) to TS (00/97) The hand crane is not located in this district. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(ChCh) to TS (29/509/1) The undermentioned hand cranes is located in this district:- No.287 at Westport. Required by Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane No.287 in use at Westport. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    290 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 86 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 86)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 86)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: W.Prebble)
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: South Island (52)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.13, to No.287 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 13
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1906, Apr 1; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 86, loco.63 No.14 fol 129)
    • 1906, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • as 290
    • 1909, Feb 27; Westland section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • 1923, Apr 1; SIMB&L, Stock on line, Westland amalgamated with SIML&B, papers =1923/117 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 10?)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1946 Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)

    Notes:
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Dnd, ChCh) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.290 referred to in Instruction 11, p177 of the Working Timetable, whether it is still required for use by the Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 10 DTM(Dnd)) to TS (00/97) The hand crane is not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane No.290 cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) Writing off and scrapping is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    293 ? Crane No Source: Colin Jenner )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: Colin Jenner)
    Type: Hand (Source: sighted)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: sighted on crane)
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: 1874 (Source: date sighted on crane casting)
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    WTT entries (sighted):

    Notes:
    Believed last serviced Hillside June 1928 (marked D628). At some point acquired by Mason Bros. Foundry, Mt Wellington, Auckland, where it was used for moving casting boxes, (out of use by early 1970s). At some point the NZR running gear had been removed and the crane had been reduced to four wheel configuration (had pockets for springs but no horn guides) to run on 4 ft 8 1/2" track in workshop, and one axle was rigged with gearing for hand winding. Acquired by Bush Tramway Club in July 1973, restoration work carried out about 1980 when the running gear off a wagon was fitted and a headstock was replaced. Overhauled again in the late 1990s when most of the timberwork was replaced. Appeared in 2003 Film 'The Last Samurai'. Currently operational at Bush Tramway Club (Source: Colin Jenner, also see BTC website)
    Note: there is some confusion regarding the crane no. Official Sources identify 293 as a pneumatic coaling crane. Colin sighted the number 293 painted on this crane after several layers of paint were removed. It seems unlikelt that this crane is 293, but further investigation is required.
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    Unidentified Manufacturer 5 Ton Hand Crane

    No. TMSNotes
    8 Details to be added
    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton hand (broadgauge)
    • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line (Addington), PE 31.3.93, broad gauge (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    • 1900, Mar 31 - 1905, Sep 16; Hurunui-Bluff section, , (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133, loco.63 No.14 fol 124)
    • 1905, Sep 16; Hurunui-Bluff section, made stationary & handed over to Mtce dept, papers =1905/1531 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 124)
    250 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.30, to No.257 in 1909, to No.250 in 1931 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 30
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Mar 31; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104, loco.63 No.14 fol 120, loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • as 257
    • 1909, Mar 31; Auckland section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • 1912, Mar 31 - 1931, May 23; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • as 250
    • 1931, May 23; NIML&B, stock renumbered, papers =1926/138, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1932, Apr 1 - 1933, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.250 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable. 1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) classification as having been scrapped is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    251 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.31, to No.258 in 1909, to No.251 in 1931 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 31
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Mar 31; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 104, loco.63 No.14 fol 120, loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • as 258
    • 1909, Mar 31; Auckland section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • 1909, Apr 1 - 1912, Apr 1; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 96)
    • 1912, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • as 251
    • 1931, May 23; NIML&B, stock renumbered, papers =1926/138, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1932, Apr 1 - 1933, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.251 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable. 1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) classification as having been scrapped is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    267 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 114 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 114)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 114)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W? ( Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.17, to No.267 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 17
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Wellington section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 114)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 122, loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • as 267
    • 1909, May 29; Wellington-Napier-NP, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wellington-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1933, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    1952, May 20, CME to GM (1926/138) Requests writeoff of 5 ton travelling crane No.267 which is in a bad condition with many parts broken and twisted - recommended in view of the cost to place the crane in service again. Useable parts to be held for serviceing other cranes of that type. Built prior to 1889, original capital cost of 50.0.0, written off financially on 31.3.1931. Hand written note approved 23/5/52. 1952, May 30 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    268 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.21, to No.268 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 21
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 122, loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • as 268
    • 1909, May 29; Wellington-Napier-NP, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wellington-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1933, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    Photographed in Otahuhu Shops reclaimation early 1950s - derelict, no jib or balance box (Source: Downey Collection)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.268 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) classification as having been scrapped is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    269 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.22, to No.269 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 22
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 122, loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • as 269
    • 1909, May 29; Wellington-Napier-NP, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wellington-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1933, Mar 4; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1933, Mar 4; NIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138, East Town shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    271 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett )
    Runner E619 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (Source: W.Prebble), Gisborne 1964 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Runner (K.Bennett), E 619
    Numbering History: 1892 No.25, to No.271 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 25
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 122, loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • as 271
    • 1909, May 29; Wellington-Napier-NP, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wellington-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1933, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.271 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) 5 ton hand crane No.271 is located in the Demolition siding at Gisborne. It is in a dilapidated condition and is not required by Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports No.271 is located in the Demolition siding at Gisborne as described above and is not required by Traffic Branch. 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    272 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.26, to No.272 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 26
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 121)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 122, loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • as 272
    • 1909, May 29; Wellington-Napier-NP, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wellington-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1933, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 98)

    Notes:
    1957 - crane replaced damaged stationary goods crane at Pahiatua. Media coverage of 1874 replacement for 1876 crane resulted in new gantry replacement. (Source: D.Selby - NZRO 253, p56)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.250 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district.1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) 5 ton crane No.272 is located at Dannevirke. It is in a dilapidated condition and is not required by Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports 5 ton crane No.272 is located at Dannevirke as described above and is not required by Traffic Branch. 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) Writing off and scrapping is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    275 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: South Island (52) (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.1, to No.275 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 1
    • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line (Breakdown) (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    • 1900, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133, loco.63 No.14 fol 124, loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • as 275
    • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1946 Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)

    Notes:
    1957, Aug 20 TS to CME (07/1125/9) Advises that hand travelling crane No.275 which has been standing idle for a number of years and is no longer required by the Traffic Branch may be written off. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    276 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: 1879 ( Source: W.Prebble )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: W.Prebble)
    Runner: 4 wheel wagon N225 (built 1878). (Source: GVR Website)
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal: Preserved - G.V.R. Auckland (W.Prebble)
    Locations noted: South Island (52),
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.2, to No.276 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 2
    • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line (Breakdown) (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    • 1900, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133, loco.63 No.14 fol 124, loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • as 276
    • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1946 Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)

    Notes:
    Stored Glenbrook Vintage Railway with runner
    Maker identified as Cowans Sheldon by W.Prebble, K.Bennett
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Dnd, ChCh) The CME desires to know the present location of 5-ton hand crane No.266 referred to in Instruction 11, p177 of the Working Timetable, whether it is still required for use by the Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 10 DTM(Dnd)) to TS (00/97) The hand crane is not located in this district. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(ChCh) to TS (29/509/1) The undermentioned hand cranes is located in this district:- No.276 at Rolleston required there. Hand written note on file: Hand Crane No.276 at Rolleston is used at irregular intervals by the Traffic Branch probably 6 to 8 times a year. The Canterbury Tractor Coy is located at Rolleston & there is a firm at Lincoln who receive bundles of steel. Chief SM considers the crane should remain there the area could develop. 21/3/63. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane No.276 in use at Rolleston. 1963, Mar 15 ACME to TS (26/138) The CCE advises that crane No.276 is a Traffic Branch crane and not required in so far as his branch is concerned; they have been used from time to time by his Branch. Advise on whether required to remain in service. 1963, Mar 22 TS to CME Although it is used only occasionally for lifting implements and bundles of steel I recommend that it remain in service as the area could develop. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    278 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133 )
    Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: South Island (52) (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.4, to No.278 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 5 Ton Hand
    • as 4
    • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line (Breakdown) (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133)
    • 1900, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 133, loco.63 No.14 fol 124, loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • as 278
    • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)
    • 1924, Apr 1 - 1946 Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 100)

    Notes:
    1962, July 16 CME to TS, CCE (26/138) Proposes scrapping 5 ton hand crane No.278 currently at Hillside Workshops which requires a considerable amount of repair work if it is to be restored to a satisfactory working condition and has not been in service for a number of years. District Traffic Manager, Dunedin, has no further use for it.Queries other use. 1962, July 13 CME to GM (26/138) Requests write off and scrapping of No.278 which was first placed in service in 1909. Hand written notes: "I concur" TS; approved 4/9/62. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane No.278 at Hillside to be written off (Your 26/138 of 13 July 1962). 1962, Sep 5 GM to CME Write off and scrapping is approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)

    These cranes could be run on mixed and good trains. (Source:NZR Working Timetable (NI 1947, SI 1952) ). See here for general crane travelling instructions.


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    Unidentified Manufacturer 3 Ton Hand Crane

    No. TMSNotes
    273 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 132 )
    Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 132)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 132)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted:
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.5, to No.273 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 3 Ton Hand
    • as 5
    • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line (Breakdown) (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 132)
    • 1900, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 132, loco.63 No.14 fol 117,: loco.63 No.18 fol 92)
    • as 273
    • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 92)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 92)

    Notes:
    274 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 152 )
    Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 152)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 152)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted:
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: originally broad gauge, 1892 No.7, to No.274 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton hand (broad gauge)
    • as 7
    • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line (Addington Store), originally classed as 2 ton, classed 3 ton PE 31.3.93, broad gauge (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 131)
    • 1893, Mar 31; Transfer from 2 ton to 3 ton, papers = M/8374 PE 31.3.93 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 152)
    • 1900, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 131, loco.63 No.14 fol 117, loco.63 No.18 fol 92)
    • as 274
    • 1909, Feb 27; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 92)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 92)

    Notes:




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    Ransomes and Rapier Ltd 2 Ton Hand Crane

    No. TMSNotes
    286 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 93 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 93)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 93)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: W.Prebble)
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W (Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Westport (52), Westport ( Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.10, to No.286 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 10
    • 1892, Apr 1; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 93) listed as 2 Ton Hand (wharf)
    • 1899, Sep 16; To stock on line (not previously shown Nb see above) papers =99/1790 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 93)
    • 1900, Mar 31 - 1909, Feb 27; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 93, loco.63 No.14 fol 110, loco.63 No.18 fol 86) listed as 2 Ton Hand travelling
    • as 286
    • 1909, Feb 27; Westport section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 86)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 86)
    • 1942, Sep 12; SI, stock now listed as SI, papers =07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 86)
    • 1946, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)

    Notes:
    (Westport) Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). Was allowed to be moved to other locations - with the permission of the District Engineer prior to dispatch, and a 10mph (32kmh) speed restriction applied.
    May be the ex-Westport Harbour Board 2-tonner now held at Shantytown. Frame has been altered and the crane lacks identity plates. (Source: Ian Tibbles)
    1960, July 20 CME to GM (26/881) Requests write off and scrapping of 2 ton capacity hand crane No.286 which is not at present in use is beyond economic repair. Is unable to trace the date it was placed in service but notes it was in use in 1899. Stamp & hand written note approved 25/7/60. 1960, July 22 File Note (admin Division) reports :- CME says:- 1. Crane No.286 is an old hand travelling crane lying in poor state of repair at Westport Workshops little is known of its early history. 2. It was probably used early in the century for unloading wagons. 3. It has been out of service for some years a replacement is not required. 1960, July 25 GM to CME Write off and scrapping approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    288 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 85 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 85)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 85)
    Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: W.Prebble)
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W (Source: K.Bennett )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Hillside (52), Hillside (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.12, to No.287 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 12
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1906, Apr 1; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 85, loco.63 No.14 fol 113)
    • 1906, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?)
    • as 288
    • 1909, Feb 27; Westland section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)
    • 1946, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)

    Notes:
    (Hillside) Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). Was allowed to be moved to other locations - with the permission of the District Engineer prior to dispatch, and a 10mph (32kmh) speed restriction applied.
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Dnd, ChCh) The CME desires to know the present location of 2-ton hand crane No.288 referred to in Instruction 11, p177 of the Working Timetable, whether it is still required for use by the Traffic Branch. 1962, Aug 10 DTM(Dnd)) to TS (00/97) No.288 which is listed in the Working Timetable as being located at Hillside, cannot be traced and it is possible that it may have been demolished. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane No.288 (2 tons) cannot be located. Crane is listed as being at Hillside but is not on hand there and may possibly have been demolished. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) classification as having been scrapped is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)




    Unidentified Manufacturer 2 Ton Hand Crane

    No. TMSNotes
    247 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.27, to No.254 in 1909, to No.247 in 1931 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 27
    • 1892, Apr 1 1909 - Feb 27; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103, loco.63 No.14 fol 102, loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • as 254
    • 1909, Feb 27; Auckland section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1931, May 23; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 247
    • 1931, May 23; NIML&B, stock renumbered, papers =1926/1388 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1932, Apr 1 - 1935, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 2-ton hand crane No.247 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) classification as having been scrapped is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    248 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.28, to No.255 in 1909, to No.248 in 1931 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 28
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Feb 27; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103, loco.63 No.14 fol 102, loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • as 255
    • 1909, Feb 27; Auckland section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1931, May 23; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 248
    • 1931, May 23; NIML&B, stock renumbered, papers =1926/1388 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1932, Apr 1 - 1934, Jul 21; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1934, Jul 21; NIML&B, stock written off, papers = 1926/138, Otahuhu shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 2-ton hand crane No.248 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    249 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.29, to No.256 in 1909, to No.249 in 1931 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 29
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Feb 27; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 103, loco.63 No.14 fol 102, loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • as 256
    • 1909, Feb 27; Auckland section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1931, May 23; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 249
    • 1931, May 23; NIML&B, stock renumbered, papers =1926/1388 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 80)
    • 1932, Apr 1 - 1934, Jul 21; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1934, Jul 21; NIML&B, stock written off (sold to Hayes & Co for 5, see papers = R 25/49/6), papers = 1926/138, Otahuhu shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 2-ton hand crane No.249 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    260 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.14, to No.260 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 14
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Wellington section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 104, loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 260
    • 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1935, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1935, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • Pencil note on Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82, No.260 converted to air hoist

    Notes:
    Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 2-ton hand crane No.260 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) classification as having been scrapped is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    261 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.15, to No.261 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 15
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Wellington section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 104, loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 261
    • 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1909, Jun 26; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock altered to fixed cranes, papers =1909/208, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    262 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.16, to No.262 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 16
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Wellington section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 104, loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 262
    • 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1909, Jun 26; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock altered to fixed cranes, papers =1909/208, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    263 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.18, to No.263 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 18
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 104, loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 263
    • 1909, May 29 ;Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1935, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    Could be run on mixed and good trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable (NI 1947) )
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 2-ton hand crane No.263 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    264 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.19, to No.264 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 19
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29 ;Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 104, loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 264
    • 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1916, Sep 16; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1916, Sep 16; NIML&B, stock altered to fixed crane (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    265 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island (47) (Source: W.Prebble )
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.20, to No.265 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 20
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 104, loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 265
    • 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1933, Feb 4; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1933, Feb 4; NIML&B, stock written off, papers = 1926/138, East Town shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
    1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 2-ton hand crane No.265 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" 1964, Jan 30 TS to GM (07/1125/9) As not in use nor required for Traffic Branch purposes, has no objection to crane being written off and classified as having been scrapped. 1964, Feb 5 GM to CME (07/1125/9) classification as having been scrapped is approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    266 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: 1889 ( Source: 07/1125/1 of May 15, 1958 )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal: GM approved w/o May 15, 1958 ( Source: 07/1125/1 of May 15, 1958)
    North Island (47)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.24, to No.266 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 21
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; Taranaki-Napier section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 120)
    • 1900, Apr 1 - 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 104, loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • as 266
    • 1909, May 29; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock renumbered, papers =1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)
    • 1912, Apr 1 - 1935, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 82)

    Notes:
    Required o/haul (07/1125/1 of Apr 22, 1958), located at Napier (07/1125/1 of May 5, 1958), cost 50 - w/o financially Mar 31, 1931 (07/1125/1 of May 15, 1958)
    Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
    1958, May 12 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests write off of 2 ton hand travelling crane No.266 has now run down and is not worth repairing. The crane which is now almost 70 years old was built at a capital cost of 50 was written off financially on 31 March, 1931. Stamp & hand written note approved 14/5/58. 1958, May 15 GM to CME Write off approved. 1962 July 20, TS to DTM(Akl, Wang, Wgtn) The CME desires to know the present location of 2-ton hand crane No.266 referred to in Instruction 10, p285 of the Working Timetable.1962, Aug 14 DTM(Wang) to TS (04/741) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 17 DTM(Akl) to TS (301/1/4) Not located in this district. It would appear that these cranes had apparently outlived their usefulness and had been scrapped but no record is held in this office concerning their disposal. 1962, Aug 20 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379) Not located in this district. 1962, Aug 30 TS to CME Notes result of crane search and reports crane cannot be located. Hand written notes: "As discussed with Mr Hore he will refer to CCE for search & then request writing off of those out of service" (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    282 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 70 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 70)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 70)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: ( Source:
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted:
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.6, to No.282 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 6
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Jun 26; Picton section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 70, loco.63 No.14 fol 108, loco.63 No.18 fol 84)
    • as 282
    • 1909, Jun 26; Picton section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 84)
    • 1910, Apr 1; Picton section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 84)
    • 1942, Sep 12; SI, stock now shown as SI, papers = 07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 84)
    • 1946, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)

    Notes:
    see 26/138 of 20-3-1952
    1952, Mar 4 CME to GM (26/138) Requests writeoff of 2 ton travelling hand crane No.282 located at Picton. Is of obsolete design and in poor condition, and expense necessary to make it serviceable is not warranted. Built prior to 1889, original capital cost of 50.0.0, written off financially on 31.3.1931. Replacement not required (5 ton travelling crane available at Picton). 1952, Mar 17 GM to CME Write off approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    284 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 77 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 77)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 77)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: ( Source:
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted:
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.8, to No.284 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 8
    • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Jan 30; Nelson section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 77, loco.63 No.14 fol 109, loco.63 No.18 fol 85)
    • as 284
    • 1909, Jan 30; Nelson section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208, Nelson shops, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 85)
    • 1909, Apr 1 - 1946, Mar 31; Nelson section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 85)

    Notes:
    1957, July 16 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests write off of 2 ton hand crane No.284 which was retained at the closing down of the Nelson section until the demolition had been completed (along with 280). The crane was finally included in the scrap available for disposal. Built prior to 1889 at a capital cots of 50 and written off financially on 31st March, 1931. Stamp & hand written note approved 19/7/57. 1957, July 23 GM to CME Write off approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)
    289 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113 )
    Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 113)
    Maker: (Source: )
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: K.Bennett
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: Greymouth(52), Greymouth (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):
    Numbering History: 1892 No.37, to No.287 in 1909 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 2 Ton Hand
    • as 37
    • 1903, Sep 12; Greymouth section, Stock not previously accounted for, papers =1903/480 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 113)
    • 1904, Apr 1 - 1906, Apr 1; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 113)
    • 1906, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)
    • as 289
    • 1909, Feb 27; Westland section, stock renumbered, papers = 1909/208, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)
    • 1909, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)
    • 1946, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 8?, see also fol.90)

    Notes:
    (Greymouth) Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). Was allowed to be moved to other locations - with the permission of the District Engineer prior to dispatch, and a 10mph (32kmh) speed restriction applied.
    1953, Oct 23 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests writeoff of two ton hand crane No.289 with a view to sale as scrap, as an offer has been received to purchase the crane hich has been out of service for many years, lying outside the back of the Greymouth Workshops. The crane was built prior to 1889 at a capital cost of 50.0.0 and was written off financially on 31.3.1931. Hand written note approved 28/10/53. 1953, Oct 29 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed for sale as scrap. (Source: File 09/5231/2)

    One ex-NZR 2 Ton hand crane at ShantyTown under restoration - identity possibly 286? (source: David Maciulaitis .)


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    Cowans Sheldon & Co. Ltd 1 Ton capacity Hand Crane

    No. TMSNotes
    368 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.113)
    Capacity: 1 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.113)
    Type: Hand (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.113)
    Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.113)
    Maker's No: - (Source: )
    Date built: (Source: )
    Wheel Layout: (Source: )
    Commenced Work: (Source: )
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: (Source: )
    WTT entries (sighted):

    Summary of Loco.63 entries:
    • 1 Ton Hand
    • 1930, Jul 19; SIMB&L, hand crane No.368 Built 1874 by Cowan Sheldon and Co (not previously shown in Source: loco.63, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.113, see also fol.119)

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    Unidentified Manufacturer unknown capacity Hand Crane

    No. TMSNotes
    233 Crane No Source: W.Prebble
    Capacity Source:
    Type Source: W.Prebble
    Maker ID Source:
    Maker's No: - ( Source: )
    Date built: ( Source: )
    Wheel Layout: 6W ( Source: W.Prebble
    Commenced Work:
    Disposal:
    Locations noted: North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
    WTT entries (sighted):

  • Notes:
    Listed in Bill Prebble's compilation, which draws on various earlier lists. No evidence for No.233 has yet been found in official sources.