Miscellaneous Crane & Related Equipment Listing

The following listing gives details on the cranes and other equipment operated by New Zealand railways within the same numbering scheme as travelling cranes - but which do not fall into the categories in the other detail listings.


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



Wharf Cranes - Other Steam Cranes- Petrol-electric mobile cranes - Piledrivers & Hoisting Engines - Steam Excavator


Jessop & Appleby Bros. 20 Ton Lift Steam Gantry Crane

No. TMSNotes
60 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 98)
Capacity: 20 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 98)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 98)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 98)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 60 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby, Leicester (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler built: 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 70psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: listed as at 1900, Jan 6,Westport section, coaling crane by Jessop & Appleby, papers = 98/739, PE 31.3.00, Westport shops, order No.48, charged to mis80 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 98)
Disposal: 28/578 of Nov 10, 1961 CME to GM reports work to commence shortly on Westport wharf including dismantling and scrapping of No.60.
Locations noted: Westport
WTT entries (sighted):
Note reln to boiler No 264 ?, J.Herbert
Loco 95A of Jan 5, 1929 Westport- fit Pyle National light (Dec 22, 1928), completed Jan 5.

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 20 Ton Steam
  • 1900, Jan 6; Westport section, coaling crane by Jessop & Appleby, papers = 98/739, PE 31.3.00, Westport shops, order No.48, charged to mis80 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 98)
  • 1900, Mar 31 - 1942, Sep 12; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 98, loco.63 No.14 fol 168, loco.63 No.18 fol 158)
  • 1942, Sep 12; SIML&B, stock previously shown as Westport (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
  • 1943, Apr 1; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)

Notes:
143 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
Capacity: 20 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1907 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler No: 143 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler built: 1907 (Source: via C.Barry)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: via C.Barry)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: via.C.Barry
Commenced Work: Jul 16, 1908 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers'
Disposal: Westport, J.Herbert
Locations noted: Westport
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 20 Ton Steam
  • 1907, Aug 17; Westport section, new stock made by Messrs Jessop & Appleby, B.P.393 & 3940, papers =1906/663, Westport shops, order no.484, charged to Westport Harbour Board (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
  • 1908, Apr 1 - 1942, Sep 12; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
  • 1942, Sep 12; SIML&B, stock previously shown as Westport (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
  • 1943, Apr 1; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)

Notes:
28/578 of Nov 10, 1961 CME to GM reports work to commence shortly on Westport wharf including repair crane No.143
168 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
Capacity: 20 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
Maker: Appleby's Ltd (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1909 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler No: 168 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler maker: Appleby's Ltd, Leicester (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler built: 1909 (Source: via C.Barry)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: via C.Barry)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: via.C.Barry
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Westport
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 20 Ton Steam
  • 1909, Aug 21; Westport section, new stock made by Messrs Jessop & Appleby, papers =1908/1040, Westport shops, order no.585, charged to Westport Harbour Board (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
  • 1910, Apr 1; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
  • 1942, Sep 12; SIML&B, stock previously shown as Westport (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)
  • 1943, Apr 1; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 161)

Notes:
28/578 of Nov 10, 1961 CME to GM reports work to commence shortly on Westport wharf including repair crane No.168




Clyde Crane & Engineering Co. Ltd. 15 Ton Capacity Electric Luffing Crane

No. TMSNotes
367 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 162)
Capacity: 15 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 162)
Type: Electric Luffing (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 162)
Maker: Clyde Crane & Engineering Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 162)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Boiler No: (Source: via )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Westport (Source: NZR South Island Working Timetable, 1952)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 15 Ton Electric Luffing
  • 1930, Apr 26; Westport section, new stock purchased from Clyde Crane & Engineering Co., Mossend, UK, papers =19/984, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 162)
  • 1942, Sep 12; SIML&B, stock previously shown as Westport, papers =07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 162)
  • 1943, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 162)

Notes:
28/578 of Nov 10, 1961 CME to GM reports work to commence shortly on Westport wharf including dismantle and repair crane 367
368 Crane No Source: 28/578 of 10-11-1961)
Capacity: 15 Ton (Source: )
Type: Electric Luffing (Source: 28/578 of 10-11-1961)
Maker: Clyde Crane & Engineering Co. (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Boiler No: (Source: via )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Westport (Source: 28/578 of 10-11-1961)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
28/578 of 10-11-1961 CMEO to GM reports work to commence shortly including erection of new crane 368

Fitted to Westport wharf. (Source:NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). Although not a travelling crane, I have recorded these here to help keep track of the crane numbers allocated.




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J.Anderson 15 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMSNotes
122Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 156)
Capacity: 15 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 156)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 156)
Maker: Andersons Ltd (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 156)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: Sep 8, 1904 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler No: 122 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler maker: Andersons Ltd., ChCh. (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler built: Sep 8, 1904 (Source: via C.Barry)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: via C.Barry)
Working Pressure: 90psi ( Source: via.C.Barry
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1946, Mar 31, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 157)
Westport, J.Herbert
Locations noted: Westport
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 15 Ton Steam
  • 1905, Mar 31; Westport section, new stock built by Andersons Ltd. papers =1902/1094, Westport shops, order no.356, charged to mis 136 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 156)
  • 1905, Apr 1 - 1942, Sep 12; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 183, loco.63 No.18 fol 157)
  • 1942, Sep 12; SIML&B, stock previously shown as Westport, papers =07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 157)
  • 1946, Mar 31; SIML&B, stock written off, papers =26/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 157)

Notes:

1946, Apr 2 CME to GM (1946/96) Requests writeoff of 15 ton steam crane 122 which was built in 1904 and has been located at Westport since that date. Notes this crane is overgauge, and has not been in service during the last two years. The boiler of this crane was built in 1927 and will be stored at Hillside workshops for service as required. 1946, Apr 11 GM to CME Write off approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)




Ransomes and Rapier Ltd 12 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMSNotes
47 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 88)
Capacity: 12 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 88)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 88)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Boiler No: 47 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler built: Aug 29, 1910 (Source: via C.Barry)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: via C.Barry)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: via C.Barry)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1928, Mar 31, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 153)
Written Off Mar 3, 1928, Greymouth, (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: Westland
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 12 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1906, Apr 1; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 88, loco.63 No.14 fol 165)
  • 1906, Apr 1 - 1928, Mar 31; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 153)
  • 1928, Mar 31; Westland section, stock written off, papers =1928/96 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 153)

Notes:
49 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 160)
Capacity: 12 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 160)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 160)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1874 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler No: 49 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler built: Aug 30, 1892 (Source: via C.Barry)
Firebox material: Iron (Source: via C.Barry)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: via C.Barry)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Westport
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 12 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 ? 1900, Apr 1; listed under 'all" (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 160)
  • 1900, Apr 1 - 1942, Sep 12; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 164, loco.63 No.18 fol 152)
  • 1942, Sep 12; SIML&B, stock peviously shown as Westport, papers =07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 152)

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Ransomes and Rapier Ltd 3.5 ton Petrol-Electric Super Mobile Crane

No. TMSNotes
179 Crane No Source: 26/138 of 9-10-1962)
Capacity: 3.5 Ton (Source: 26/138 of 9-10-1962)
Type: Petrol Electric Super Mobile (Source: 26/138 of 9-10-1962)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 26/138 of 9-10-1962)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: circa.1941 (Source: 26/138 of 9-10-1962)
Commenced Work: July 1941 (Source: 26/138 of 9-10-1962)
Disposal:
Locations noted: Christchurch (Source: 26/138 of 9-10-1962)
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
1962, Oct 9 CME to GM (26/138) Requests write off of 3 1/2 ton Ransome and Rapier Super Mobile crane No.179 asks if it may be sold through the Government Stores board.The crane which entered service in July 1941, was re-engined with a Morris 25H.P. engine in 1945; and was used until 1958 by the Traffic Branch when it was transferred to the Addington Workshop because of its obsolete design and poor condition - beyond economical repair. Was not suitable for use at Addington and has not been used since 1958. A replacement is not required. Hand written notes: approved 19/10/62. 1962, Oct 23 GM to CME Write off approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)




Unknown Manufacturer 3.5 ton Petrol-Electric Mobile Crane

No. TMSNotes
170 Crane No Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Capacity: 3.5 Ton (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Type: Petrol Electric Mobile (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Christchurch (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
WTT entries (sighted):

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Unknown Manufacturer 2 ton Petrol-Electric Mobile Cranes

No. TMSNotes
171 Crane No Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Type: Petrol Electric Mobile (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Auckland (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
172 Crane No Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Type: Petrol Electric Mobile (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: New Plymouth (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
173 Crane No Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Type: Petrol Electric Mobile (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Wellington (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
1957, Aug 19 DTM(Wgtn) to TS (00/379/30) DME has advised mobile crane No.173 is due for scrapping as mobile crane No.438 which was temporarily located at Napier has been forwarded to Gisborne and is in regular use. Requests advise on what is to be done with No.173 (Source: File 09/5231/2)




Unknown Manufacturer 2 ton 'Super' Petrol-Electric Mobile Cranes

No. TMSNotes
174 Crane No Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Type: Petrol Electric Super Mobile (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Auckland (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
175 Crane No Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Type: Petrol Electric Super Mobile (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Palmerston North (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
176 Crane No Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Type: Petrol Electric Super Mobile (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Wellington (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
177 Crane No Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Type: Petrol Electric Super Mobile (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Greymouth (Source: 1925/239 of 3-5-1939)
WTT entries (sighted):

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J.Anderson Piledrivers and Hoisting Engines

No. TMSNotes
14 Details to be Added
Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found
83 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Capacity: Hoisting engine (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Maker: J.Anderson (Source: )
Maker's No. (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Boiler No: 83 (Source: Probable based on Machine number)
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1905, Dec 9, handed over to Maintenance Depts (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 170)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Hoisting engine
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1905, Dec 9; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140, loco.63 No.14 fol 170)
  • 1905, Dec 9; Hurunui-Bluff section, handed over to Maintenance Depts, papers =1905/1531 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 170)

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Appleby Bros. Hoisting Engine

No. TMSNotes
20 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Capacity: hoisting engine (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Maker: Appleby Bros. (Source: )
Maker's No. (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1905, Dec 9, handed over to Maintenance Depts, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 170)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Hoisting engine
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1905, Dec 9; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140, loco.63 No.14 fol 170)
  • 1905, Dec 9; Hurunui-Bluff section, handed over to Maintenance Depts, papers =1905/1531 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 170)

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Unidentified Manufacturer Piledrivers & Hoisting Engine

No. TMSNotes
12 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Capacity: hoisting engine (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No. (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1905, Dec 9, handed over to Maintenance Depts, papers =1905/1531 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 167)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • Hoisting engine
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1902, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 140)
  • 1902, Mch 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, transfer from Hurunui-Bluff, papers =99/2304 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 167) in 1899 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 170)
  • 1905, Dec 9; Wgtn-Napier-NP section handed over to Maintenance Depts, papers =1905/1531 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 167)

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166 Crane No Source: 22/331 of 27-9-1961
Capacity: pile driver (Source: 22/331 of 27-9-1961)
Type: Steam (Source: 22/331 of 27-9-1961)
Maker: (Source: )
Maker's No. (Source: )
Date built: circa.1909 (Source: 22/331 of 27-9-1961)
Boiler No: 166 (Source: Probable based on Machine No)
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: 1909 (Source: 22/331 of 27-9-1961)
Disposal:
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
1961, Sep 27 CME to GM (22/331) Requests write off and scrapping of boiler No.166 which was last in service at the Auckland Car Lighting Depot and has been withdrawn from service as beyond economic repair. It was built for a pile driver and was placed in service in 1909. Stamp & hand written notes I concur, TS 29/9/61; approved GM 29/9/61. 1961, Oct 4 GM to CME Write off and scrapping approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)




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Marion Steam Shovel

No. TMSNotes
158 Crane No Source: 1926/138 of Jan 29, 1954
Capacity: Shovel (Source: 1926/138 of Jan 29, 1954)
Type: Steam (Source: 1926/138 of Jan 29, 1954)
Maker: Marion (Source: 1926/138 of Jan 29, 1954)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: circa 1920 (Source: 1926/138 of Jan 29, 1954)
Boiler No: (Source: via )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
1954, Jan 29 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests writeoff of Marion steam shovel No.158 which was placed in service about 1920 and has reached the end of its useful life, the engine portion being badly worn, and the boiler being condemned. The steam shovel was sent to Reclaim, Addington Shops for scrapping. Recommends the shovel and boiler be written off. Stamp & Hand written note approved 11/2/54 (Source: File 09/5231/2)

NZR "Marion" steam shovels described in article with drawings by F.K. Roberts & R.J.Meyer NZRO 119 pp4-5. Picture (reprinted from Auckland Weekly News Apr 15, 1915) shown in NZRO 239 p118 article by T.Terry.




Whittaker Bros. Steam Shovel

No. TMSNotes
163 Crane No Source: C.Capewell)
Capacity: Shovel (Source: C.Capewell)
Type: Steam (Source: C.Capewell)
Maker: Whitaker Bros (Source: C.Capewell)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: circa 1904 (Source: C.Capewell)
Boiler No: (Source: via )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:
164 Crane No Source: C.Capewell)
Capacity: Shovel (Source: C.Capewell)
Type: Steam (Source: C.Capewell)
Maker: Whitaker Bros (Source: C.Capewell)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: circa 1904 (Source: C.Capewell)
Boiler No: (Source: via )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working Pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Notes:

Remains of one of these steam shovels held at Silverstream. (Source: C.Capewell) Also known as Steam Navvies. One known to have worked the Cass ballast pit on the Midland line prior to 1915 (Source: R.J.Meyer NZRO 135 p128 - includes photo ). Cass example transferred to construction of Opunake line in February 1915. Navvy was dismantled into 61 pieces for shipping from Lyttleton to Wanganui, and then railed to Te Roti. Parts moved by bullock wagon before re-erection at 1 mile 47 chains for first big cutting. Noted that the Navvy pulled itself from point to point using a 3" wire from the main winch attached via a pulley on the carriage to log anchors - allowing it to travel all grades on temporary rails moved in conjunction with the Navvy. (Source: F.K. Roberts & R.J.Meyer NZRO 119 pp4-5)


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