Steam Crane Listing

The following listing gives details on the steam cranes operated by New Zealand railways that I am currently aware of. This list does not include steam powered coaling grabs (eg Browning, Butters, and Priestman which are listed seperately on the coaling cranes page) but does include some that were converted for coaling duties. Cranes are listed by manufacturer and capacity.


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: 40 Ton - 15 Ton - 10 Ton - 7 Ton - 5 Ton - 3 Ton - 2 Ton - 1.5 Ton


Craven Bros. Ltd 40 Ton Breakdown Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
199ELS 4035 Crane No Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett )
TMS No: ELS 4035 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 40 Ton (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett )
Type: Steam (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Maker: Craven Bros. (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Maker's No: CF57/28474 (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1936 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: 199 (Source: Boiler file 199 NZR&LS archive)
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: Spencer Hopwood Ltd (Source: Boiler file 199 NZR&LS archive)
Boiler built: 1938 (Source: Boiler file 199 NZR&LS archive)
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: 120psi (Source: Boiler file 199 NZR&LS archive)
Commenced Work: May 8, 1939 (Source: Boiler file 199 NZR&LS archive)
Disposal: ?
Locations noted: South Island 1957 (Source: W.Prebble), Operated Christchurch (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
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200ELS 4007Crane No Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett )
TMS No: ELS 4007 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 40 Ton (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett )
Type: Steam (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Maker: Craven Bros. (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Maker's No: CF57/28474 (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1936 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: 200 (Source: Boiler file 200 NZR&LS archive)
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: Spencer Hopwood Ltd (Source: Boiler file 200 NZR&LS archive)
Boiler built: Sep 30, 1935 (Source: Boiler file 200 NZR&LS archive)
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: 120psi (Source: Boiler file 200 NZR&LS archive)
Runner: U 453 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
Commenced Work: Sep 9, 1936 (Source: Boiler file 200 NZR&LS archive)
Disposal: Preserved - Steam Inc. Paekakariki
Locations noted: North Island (65), Auckland, (W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
Operated with runner 200A and support wagon Ub 1440 (Source: Downey Collection)
27/592 of Jan 15, 1980 Support Car 1634 (ex 3962 built as A1328 in 1913) a 50' with type 4274 bogies considered for 'stop gap' use with new 60tonne cranes. May 1, 1980 not suitable as 100kmh running required.
27/592 of Jun 11, 1982 notes crane has been rolled at Rotowaro in early 1980, causing carriage frame distortion
Capsized near Mahuta on Jan 8, 1980 while unloading components for bridge No.7. (Source: Railway & Locomotive Society website see CCE 29313/78)
Delivered from Christchurch to Paekakariki in late 1993 by a Steam Incorporated excursion pulled by J1234 (Source: Steam Incorporated website)
Letter A.E. McQueen re: ownership (Source: NZRO 217 p31)
Pictures (G.Anthony) from delivery run (Source: NZRO 216 p144-145)
Currently with Craven Preservation Group, Paekakariki (Source: David Maciulaitis )
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201ELS 4022 Crane No Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett )
TMS No: ELS 4022 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 40 Ton (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett )
Type: Steam (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Maker: Craven Bros. (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Maker's No: CF57/33756 (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1938 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Runner: Eu 3664/1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
Commenced Work: Sep 4, 1936 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers')
Disposal
Locations noted: North Island 1965 (Source: W.Prebble), Wellington (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
Photo (G.T.Radcliffe) recovering Silver Fern along with road cranes on Nov 23, 1975 after level crossing accident (Source: NZRO 145 p33)
27/592 of 10-5-1988 crane reported as surplus at Mosgiel, cannibilised,weight incl. jib/runner 64 tonne
202ELS 4048 Crane No Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett )
TMS No: ELS 4022 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 40 Ton (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett )
Type: Steam (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Maker: Craven Bros. (Source: W.Prebble, K.Bennett)
Maker's No: CF57/33756 (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1938 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Runner: Eu 3664/1962 (Source: Kerry Bennett)
Commenced Work: Sep 4, 1936 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers')
Disposal
Locations noted: North Island 1965 (Source: W.Prebble), Wellington (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
Photo (G.T.Radcliffe) recovering Silver Fern along with road cranes on Nov 23, 1975 after level crossing accident (Source: NZRO 145 p33)
27/592 of 10-5-1988 crane reported as surplus at Mosgiel, cannibilised,weight incl. jib/runner 64 tonne
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The first two 40-ton breakdown cranes were imported and put into service in the North Island in the year to 31 March, 1937 at a cost of 15,651. The second two cranes took longer to construct, being noted in records as incomplete at the end of the 1938 and 1939 financial years. They were put into service in the South Island prior to 31 March, 1940 at a cost (spread over three years) of 15, 462. (Source: AJHR D.2). The four ordered by NZR are the majority of only five such cranes built after Cravens were taken over by Herbert Morris. (Price noted as 10,840 for first pair, and 16,590 for the second pair). All four cranes continued in use till the mid-1970's, and two were still in use in 1992 (Source: C.Capewell). Anecdotes - see tales of running in after hot box repairs (Source:G.P.Graham NZRO 230 p61). Dunedin crane - stationed at the Foreman of Works yard. (Source:G.P.Graham NZRO 229 p7). Photo - working on Waipoaoa bridge Sep 1958, and lifting Tr in Gisborne yard Sep 22, 1958 (Source:Bob Hepburn NZRO 228 p137). Two cranes used to recover Ew 1803 overnight Nov 5/6 1963 after collission near Woburn (Source:NZRO 97 p103).

Working timetables (NI 1947 and SI 1952) note that the 40 tonners could be run on any train at the working timetable schedule speeds between Auckland-Wellington, Auckland Hoteo, Frankton Junction-Paeroa, Morrinsville Junction-Rotorua, Marton-New Plymouth, Aramoho-Wanganui, Stratford-Huiroa (and on the Stratford-Okahukura line from 47 3/4 mile marker to the 69 3/4 mile marker), Palmerston North-Napier, Woodville-Cross Creek, Wellington-Taita Summit, Addington-Waipara, Parnassus-Wharanui, Lyttleton-Bluff (restricted to not more than 20mph on the Waitaki bridge), Rolleston-Hokitika (with the proviso that the crane be seperated from the locomotive by the equivalent of two 4-wheel wagons on the Springfield-Arthur Pass section); and the Port Chalmers, Wingatui-Middlemarch, and Waimea Plains branches. The cranes were permitted elsewhere on mixed or goods trains at the working timetable schedule speeds; excepting they could not be run between Cross Creek and Summit (Rimutaka Incline), Ngahere and Seddonville, or on the Dunback, Hedgehope, Mossburn, Rewanui, Seaward Bush,Tapanui, or Waihao Downs branches

Other travelling instructions specified the cranes could travel with jib leading or trailing, with the jib being loading on a suitable bogie wagon. The 40 ton cranes were not to be run through goods or engine sheds, and care was to be exercised when passing stock yards and loading banks. It was also noted that the crane when self propelled and travelling light was about 6mph (9.5kmh), and up to 10mph (16kmh) for short distances. See here for general crane travelling instructions.


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Ransomes and Rapier Ltd 15 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
124ELS1599 Crane No Source: Boiler file 124)
TMS : ELS1599 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 15 Ton (Source: Boiler file 124)
Type: Steam (Source: Boiler file 124)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier Ltd (Source: Boiler file 124)
Maker's No: F2122/8 (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1944 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: 124 (Source: Boiler file 124)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Hopwood squat)
Boiler maker: Cochran & Co, Annan (Source: Boiler file 124)
Boiler built: 1945 (Source: Boiler file 124)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: Boiler file 124)
Working Pressure: 120psi (Source: Boiler file 124)
Runner: operated with crane runners - 4 wheel wagons E2095 and E2096, later renumbered E770 and E789. (Source: J Herbert)
crane runner - wagon E770/E2095 and E789/E2096 (Source: David Maciulaitis)
Commenced Work: Feb 28, 1948 (Source: Boiler file 124 NZR&LS archive)
Disposal: out of service 1992, w/o 1996 (Prebble), Sold Feb 1997, in service May 1997 (Source: C.Capewell)
preserved - Silver Stream Railway, Wgtn (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Aramoho (Source: 27/592 of 29-8-1980), Wanganui (83), Frankton (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • No entries found

Notes:
E2095 carried a spare bogie, blocking timber and other equipment. E2096 carried the jib frame and a large toolbox. (Source: Downey Collection)
Photo (W.Pryce) of crane and support wagon on old Hamilton railway bridge may show 124 (Source: NZRO 102 p145)
Photo - working on Waipoaoa bridge Sep 1958 (Source: Bob Hepburn NZRO 228 p137)
Delivered from Tranzrail storage to Silverstream Feb 23,1997 (Source: NZRO 228 p143)
27/592 of 10-5-1988 crane reported as surplus at Taumarunui, weight incl. jib/runners 60 tonne
Working timetable (NI 1947) notes that the 15 tonner was restricted to being run on mixed and goods trains at the working timetable schedule speeds. No restrictions were listed on lines permitted to be used. The crane was permitted to travel with jib leading or trailing (no mention of running wagon to be used).
C.Capewell notes "GG4064/46 per R&R 'Inspection Test Report' 28-5-1946 was for NZR". Suggestion that 124/ELS 1599 may have been one of a pair built to 1m (3'3") gauge for the British Ministry of Supply and subsequently disposed of post-WWII with a gauge conversion (Source: C.Capewell).

Working timetable (NI 1947) notes that the 15 tonner was restricted to being run on mixed and goods trains at the working timetable schedule speeds. No restrictions were listed on lines permitted to be used. The crane was permitted to travel with jib leading or trailing (no mention of running wagon to be used). See here for general crane travelling instructions.

C.Capewell notes "GG4064/46 per R&R 'Inspection Test Report' 28-5-1946 was for NZR". Suggestion that 124/ELS 1599 may have been one of a pair built to 1m (3'3") gauge for the British Ministry of Supply and subsequently disposed of post-WWII with a gauge conversion (source: C.Capewell).


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Cowans Sheldon & Co. Ltd 10 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
223ELS 1002 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
TMS No: ELS 1002 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Maker's No: 6055, (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1936 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Runner: Eub 1905 + tender Eub 2735 (Source: K.Bennett), operated Northland early 1950's with crane runner Eu1905 and support wagon Eu1906 (Source: Downey collection)
Commenced Work: Sep 22, 1937 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' )
Disposal: W/off 1981 (Source: W.Prebble) ; handwritten note on 27/592 Way & Works table of crane usage 1977-79 indicates written off June 1981
Locations noted: Auckland 1980 (Source: 27/592 of 29-8-1980), Auckland (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted): 1953 working timetable. (Source: Eric Burns)

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Steam
  • 1937, Oct 16; NIML&B, New stock purchased from Messrs Cowan, Sheldon & Co Ltd, England, papers =25/49/352, Hutt shops, charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
  • 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)

Notes:
Listed in 1937 memo (Source: Eric Burns)
224ELS 1028 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
TMS No: ELS 1028 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Maker's No: 6056 (Source: makers plate sighted)
Date built: 1936 (Source: makers plate sighted)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: Vertical boiler (Source: C.Capewell )
Boiler maker: Marshalls, Gainsborough (Source: C.Capewell)
Boiler built: 1937 (Source: C.Capewell )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Runner bogie wagon Eub 4841/1977 (Source: David Maciulaitis/ Kerry Bennett) )
Commenced Work: Sep 24, 1937 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers')
Disposal: Preserved G.V.R. Auckland (W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Palm North (72), Palmerston North 1969 (Source: W.Prebble), Palmerston North (Source: 27/592 of 29-8-1980)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Steam
  • 1937, Oct 16; NIML&B, New stock purchased from Messrs Cowan, Sheldon & Co Ltd, England, papers =25/49/352, Hutt shops, charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
  • 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)

Notes:
Photo erecting gantry at Pahiatua Mar 18, 1957 (Source: NZRO 253 p56 )
Acquired from NZR in working order in 1985 (Source: R.Sweet in NZRO 251 p178 )
Noted as used in lifting larger components of C 847 during restoration at GVR (Source: W.Rumble in NZRO 217 p6-7 )
J.Stichbury notes use of steam feed from crane to operate oil fire and heat oil for Ka 942 - photo (W.Rumble) shows crane being run (jib forward) as part of test train consist (Source: NZRO 204 p127)
Pictured in use lifting rail sets at GVR - still marked "PALM NTH ELS 1028" (Source: NZRO 187 p119)
Currently operational GVR, Glenbrook (Source: GVR website)
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225ELS1043 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
TMS No: ELS 1043 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
Maker's No: 6112, (Source: makers plate sighted)
Date built: 1936 (Source: makers plate sighted)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Runner: Ea1513 - formerly Ea3924 (1968) Vb576 (1954) Ub360 (1904) (Source: Colin Swabey)
Commenced Work: Nov 30, 1937 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' / Eric Burns)
Disposal: Purchased mid-1980's Eric Burns (Source: Eric Burns), currently at BTC, Pukemiro (Source: W.Prebble), some restoration work begun - operated on compressed air 2003 (Source: Eric Burns)
Locations noted: Dunedin (Source: 27/592 of 29-8-1980), Dunedin 1980 (Source: W.Prebble) , Dunedin (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Steam
  • 1937, Dec 11; SIML&B, New stock purchased from Messrs Cowan, Sheldon & Co Ltd, England, papers =25/49/352, Hillside shops, order no.1792, charged to 98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
  • 1940, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)

Notes:
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226ELS1015 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
TMS No: ELS 1015 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
Maker's No: 6363 (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1937 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: 226 (Source: Boiler file 226 (NZR&LS archive)
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: 1938 (Source: Boiler file 226 (NZR&LS archive)
Firebox material: steel (Source: Boiler file 226 (NZR&LS archive)
Working pressure: 120psi (Source: Boiler file 226 (NZR&LS archive)
Commenced Work: Jun 14, 1939 (Source: Boiler file 226 NZR&LS archive)
Disposal: Preserved T.R.A.C.S. Taumarunui (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Auckland 1968), Wellington 1969, Auckland 1980 (Source: W.Prebble), Ohakune 1980 (Source: 27/592 of 29-8-1980)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Steam
  • 1939, Jun 24; NIML&B, New stock purchased from Messrs Cowan, Sheldon & Co Ltd, England, papers =25/49/352, Hutt shops, order no.6813, charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)
  • 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 154)

Notes:
25/157R DMEO Akl to CME, Alterations to locos PE 1-3-1958 204/4781 Fit tensioning device and chain to secondary drive
Article on recovering locomotive (Source: NZRO 130 p42)
27/592 of 10-5-1988 crane reported as surplus at Taumarunui, chassis cracked, weight incl. jib/runner 52 tonne
Currently under restoration, T.R.A.C.S.,Taumarunui
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227ELS1030 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
TMS No: ELS 1030 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 10 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
Type: steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
Maker's No: 6364 (Source: makers plate sighted)
Date built: 1937 (Source: makers plate sighted)
Boiler No: 227 (Source: Boiler file 227 (NZR&LS archive)
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: 1938 (Source: Boiler file 227 (NZR&LS archive)
Firebox material: steel (Source: Boiler file 227 (NZR&LS archive)
Working pressure: 120psi (Source: Boiler file 227 NZR&LS archive)
Runner: bogie wagon Ea2420? (Source: David Maciulaitis)
Commenced Work: Mar 28, 1939 (Source: Boiler file 227 NZR&LS archive)
Disposal: Preserved Goldfields Rly Waikino (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Christchurch 1940 , Christchurch (Source: Kerry Bennett), Christchurch 1980 (Source: 27/592 of 29-8-1980),
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Steam
  • 1939, Apr 29; SIML&B, New stock purchased from Messrs Cowan, Sheldon & Co Ltd, England, papers =25/49/352, Hillside shops, order no.1765, charged to Capital (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)
  • 1940, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 156)

Notes:
Stored for a time at Taumarunui with 226
Currently stored Goldfield Railway, Waihi.
Crane foot disconnected - noted during visit 23 March 2003
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The first three 10-Ton Steam cranes were imported and put into service during the financial year to 31 March 1938 at a cost of 14,782. It was noted that "work was proceeding on the construction of two 10-ton cranes for the North Island". The remaining two were recorded as incomplete on 31 March 1939, but were in service by 31 March 1940 at a cost of 11,643. (Source: AJHR D.2). C.Capewell notes all fitted for pile-driving (such activity confirmed by various photos sighted). Manawapou viaduct reconstruction involved CS 10 tonner (source: NZRO 123 pp20-23, NZRO 107 pp20-23)

Drawing No.X11685 (15418) Cowans Sheldon & Co Ltd, General Arrangement 10 ton steam travelling crane, dated 27-4-37 (scale 1/2" to 1') shows that 6055 and 6056 were ordered by the New Zealand Government on Sep 7, 1936. 6112 was ordered on Dec 2, 1936. Some dimensions derived from the drawing show engines 8" diam. x 12" stroke, axle journals 10" x 6", road wheels 2'7" diam, height 11'6", width 8'0", length over headstocks 22'0, and max height oflift 29'6" above rail level. Specified performances listed on the drawing include:

Speeds with 80% Boiler pressure

Capacities

Working timetables (NI 1947 and SI 1952) note that the 10 tonners were restricted to being run on mixed and goods trains at the working timetable schedule speeds. No restrictions were listed on lines permitted to be used. The cranes were to be placed in marshall order and were permitted to travel with jib leading or trailing, with a bogie running wagon to be used to carry the jib. See here for general crane travelling instructions.


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Cowans Sheldon & Co. Ltd 7 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
254 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147 )
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Maker's No: 442? (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1925 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Jul 15, 1925 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' )
Disposal:
Locations noted: North Island 1965 (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1925, Aug 15; NIML&B section, new stock imported from Cowan, Sheldon & Coy, Carlisle, papers =1923/663, Petone shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
Involved in Te Henui bridge reconstruction - early 1960s (Source: W.Derbyshire - NZRO 233 p13)
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255 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147 )
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Maker's No: 442? (Source: W.Prebble)
Date built: 1925 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Crane runner Eu1890 (early 1950s) (Source: Downey Collection)
Commenced Work: Sep 25, 1925 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers')
Disposal:
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1925, Aug 15; NIML&B section, new stock imported from Cowan, Sheldon & Coy, Carlisle, papers =1923/663, Newmarket shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
256 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148 )
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Maker's No: 4425 (Source: makers plate sighted
Date built: 1925 (Source: makers plate sighted)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Runner Ea3183 and support wagon E3866 early 1950s (Source: Downey Collection)
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Dec 10, 1925 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers'
Disposal: 27/592 of Nov 11, 1979 (DME Akl to CME), crane previously at Whangerei sold to Bush Tramway Club in January. Preserved BTC. Huntly (W.Prebble)
Locations noted: South Island 1957, Westland 1965 (Source: W.Prebble), operated Westland (Source: Kerry Bennett), later operated in Northland (Source: Downey Collection)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1926, Mar 31; SIML&B, New stock imported from Cowan, Sheldon & Coy, Carlisle, papers =1923/663, Addington shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
derated at some point to 5 ton lift due to damage (damage repaired but rating not restored) - may possibly be TMS No ELS 506 (Source: J Herbert)
Retired circa1978, stored Otahuhu/Auckland?
Currently stored Bush Tramway Club, Pukemiro
- some work has been done, although the crane is not a current priority (Source: Colin Jenner)
Runner Number only visible as Ea???1, ex Ub14 (1913) (Source: Colin Swabey)
Has operated with steam piped from Heisler loco (Source: Chris Mann)
click here for pictures
257ELS 709 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148 )
TMS ELS 709 (Source: 76/345 of 23-7-1979)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Maker's No: 4426 (Source: K.Bennett
Date built: 1925 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: Aug 7, 1925 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers')
Disposal: W/o 1981 (Source: W.Prebble), 27/592 Way & Works table of crane usage 1977-79 indicates not in use by 1977 - handwritten addendum states written off June 1981, Sold in Feb 1982 for a nominal sum - beyond economic repair. Almost immediately delivered to Pacific Steel and scrapped - raising funds for other preservation work at Canterbury Steam Preservation. (Source: Colin Barry)
Locations noted: South Island 1957 (Source: W.Prebble) , Invercargill (Source: Kerry Bennett), Christchurch 1980 (Source: 27/592 of 29-8-1980)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1925, Sep 12; SIML&B, New stock imported from Cowan, Sheldon & Coy, Carlisle, papers =1923/663, Invercargill shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
Makers plate held by Colin Barry (Source: Colin Barry)

C.Capewell notes the batch of four was Works No.s 4424-4427. Cranes possibly used to dump Rogers 'K' locos in Oreti River near Branxholme on June 27, 1927 - photo in NZRO 173 p7 appears to show CS 7 ton lift - details of process in NZRO 219 p78

Drawing No.8010 Cowans Sheldon & Co Ltd, General Arrangement 7 ton steam breakdown crane (scale 1/2" to 1') shows that 4424 through 4427 were ordered by the New Zealand Government Railway on May 15, 1924. Some dimensions derived from the drawing show engines 8" diam. x 12" stroke, axle journals 8" x 4", road wheels 2'6" diam, height 11'6", width 8'0", and length over headstocks 22'0. Specified performances listed on the drawing include:

Speeds

Capacities

Working timetables (NI 1947 and SI 1952) note that the 7 tonners were restricted to being run on mixed and goods trains at the working timetable schedule speeds. No restrictions were listed on lines permitted to be used. The cranes were to be placed in marshall order and were permitted to travel with jib leading or trailing, with a bogie running wagon to be used to carry the jib. See here for general crane travelling instructions.


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Jessop & Appleby Bros. 7 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
93 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 6?)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 6?)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 6?)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 6?)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1898 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 93 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby, Leicester (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1898 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 75psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1933, Jul 22, stock written off (sold to Whangarei Harbour Board for 200) (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Feb 22, 1933, Onerahi, (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: Whangarei
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1898, Oct 21; Whangarei section, new by Jessop & Appleby , papers = 97/303, charged AOL (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 6?)
  • 1900, Mar 31 - 1924, Jun 21; Whangarei section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 6, loco.63 No.14 fol 160, loco.63 No.18 fol 145)
  • 1924, Jun 21; NIML&B, stock previously shown as Whangarei, papers = 1924/117 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147, see also fol.145)
  • 1925, Apr 1 - 1933, Jul 22; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1933, Jul 22; NIML&B section, stock written off (sold to Whangarei Harbour Board for 200), papers =1932/253 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
94 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 141)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 141)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 141)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 141)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 94 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby, Leicester (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 75psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Dunedin (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 27/98 of 26-6-1929
Locations noted: H.B., South Island (57), SIMT
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1899, Nov 15; Hurunui-Bluff section, new by Jessop & Appleby , papers = 97/362, Hillside shops, order No.304, charged AOL (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 141)
  • 1900, Mar 31 - 1924, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 141, loco.63 No.14 fol 161, loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
Appears to have been reboilered around 1934 (cost 281 listed for this year) in NZR workshops. (Source: AJHR D.2).Could be run on mixed and good trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable SI 1952 )
located South Island 1957 (Source: W. Prebble)
1962, Dec 6 CME to GM 26/138 Requests write off and scrapping of 7 ton steam crane No.94, has been withdrawn from service in Dunedin owing to its run down condition. Repair work is uneconomic. The crane commenced service in 1899 and originally cost 900. A replacement diesel rail crane is on order to W.R. 4062 and is scheduled for delivery ex manufacturer's works in mid March 1963. Hand written notes: "located at Way & Works depot Dunedin. Crane under control of (undecipherable?) Engineer", approved 10/12/62. 1962, Dec 11 GM to CME Write off and scrapping approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
99 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 161)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 161)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 161)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 161)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1901 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 99 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby, Leicester (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Jun 8, 1901 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Dunedin, (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: H.B., South Island (52)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1901, Sep 14; Hurunui-Bluff section, new stock mfc by Jessop & Appleby, papers =1900/550, Hillside shops, order no.637, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
  • 1902, Apr 1 - 1909, Jan 2; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 161, loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1909, Jan 2; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock previously shown as 7 ton, papers =1900/550 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140, see also fol.148)
  • 1909, Apr 1 - 1924, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1926, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)

Notes:
1909, Jan 2, Hur-Bluff section, stock previously shown as 7 ton shown as 5 ton, papers =1900/550 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Appears to have been reboilered around 1936 (cost 193 listed for this year) in NZR workshops. (Source: AJHR D.2).
Was not to be run on trains. Exceeded the standard loading gauge in height and width. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 5mph (8kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane.
100 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 153)
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 153)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 153)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 153)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1901 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 100 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby, Leicester (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1901 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 75psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1933, Jul 22, stock written off (sold to Whangarei Harbour Board for 200) (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Jul 22, 1933, Onerahi, (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: Whangarei
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1901, Sep 14; Whangarei section, new stock mfc by Jessop & Appleby, papers =1900/1354, Whangarei shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 153)
  • 1902, Apr 1; Whangarei section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 158)
  • 1903, Mar 31; Whangarei section, by transfer to 7 ton, stock previously shown as 5 ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 160) 'reclassed as 7 ton' (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 158)
  • 1903, Apr 1 - 1924, Jun 21; Whangarei section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 160, Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 158, loco.63 No.18 fol 145)
  • 1924, Jun 21; NIML&B, stock previously shown as Whangarei, papers = 1924/117 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147, see also fol.145)
  • 1925, Apr 1 - 1933, Jul 22; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1933, Jul 22; NIML&B section, stock written off (sold to Whangarei Harbour Board for 200), papers =1932/253 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
157 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: Imp.1908 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble
Boiler No: 157 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Imp.1908 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: Nov 4, 1908 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' )
Disposal:
Locations noted: W.N.N.P., Napier 1948 (Source: W. Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Jul 12; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock handed over by Public Works Department, papers =1908/1211 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1909, Apr 1 - 1912, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1912, Apr 1 - 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
Could be run on mixed and good trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)


Jessop & Appleby Bros. / N.Z.R. 7 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
101 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 159)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 159)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 159)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 159)
101
Crane No Source: J.Herbert, W.Prebble, K.Bennett
Capacity Source: J.Herbert, W.Prebble, K.Bennett
Type Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., J.Herbert, W.Prebble, K.Bennett
Maker ID Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1901 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 101 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby, Leicester (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1901 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1935, Sep 14, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Sep 14, 1935 (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: Auckland, North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1902, Sep 13; Auckland section, new stock mfc by Jessop & Appleby, for coaling, papers =1900/550, Newmarket shops, order no.877, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 159)
  • 1906, Mar 31 - 1912, Apr 1; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 159, loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
  • 1912, Apr 1 - 1935, Sep 14; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1935, Sep 14; NIML&B section, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Hutt shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
Built on Fairlie bogies (Source: W. Prebble).
102 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1901 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 102 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby, Leicester (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1901 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: 1902 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert file)
Disposal: Addington, (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: Greymouth 1933 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert file), H.B., Linwood 1957, SIMT (Source: W. Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1901, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, new stock mfc by Jessop & Appleby, papers =1900/550, Addington shops, order no.386, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
  • 1902, Apr 1 - 1924, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 161, loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
Built on Fairlie bogies (Source: W. Prebble)
Listed as loco depot crane at Greymouth 1933 (Source: 1924/794 of 22-9-1933 in Herbert file)
Appears to have been reboilered around 1935 (cost 371 listed for this year) in NZR workshops. (Source: AJHR D.2).
Could be run on mixed and good trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable SI 1952 )
1962, Mar 14 CME to GM 26/138 Requests write off and scrapping of steam crane No.102 as CCE advises isno longer required and is in poor condition. First placed in service in 1902 and would have been written off financially in Y.E. 31.3.1942. Crane has now been replaced by a new Hamilton hydraulic 5 ton mobile crane. Hand written note: approved GM 19/3/62 1962, Mar 19 GM to CME Write off and scrapping of steam crane No.102 at Foreman of Works Depot, Christchurch is approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
103 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
Maker: Jessop & Appleby Bros. (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 161)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: Mar 3, 1902 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 103 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Jessop & Appleby, Leicester (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Mar 3, 1902 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Westport, J.Herbert , 54/37 of Sep 23, 1968 - memo from Pacific Scrap Ltd. to J.Edgar. Crane delivered to Wgtn branch and loaded onto wagons Lc 43951 and Lc 42517. Woburn shops advise weight as 19.12.2
Locations noted: Taihape 1943 (Source: 04/1849 of 18-4-1944 in Crosado notes), W.N.N.P., North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1902, Mar 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, new stock mfc by Jessop & Appleby, papers =1900/550, Petone shops, order no.385, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 163) Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 190 notes "Propelling gear made Add"
  • 1902, Apr 1 - 1912, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 162, loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1912, Apr 1 - 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
Bogies from Double Fairlie - probably 'Snake' (Source: NZRO Research Notes 20, No.149 p20) - includes photo lifting 8 ton bridge span -July 20 1935
noted that bogies from Class B Double Fairlie B10 'Snake' incorporated in crane in 1890 (Source: Palmer & Stewart p33)
Valve gear from one bogie in Science Museum, London - first built with Walschaerts motion (Source: T.McGavin NZRO 122 p117)
Converted to coaling crane 1942 (Source: W. Prebble)
undated picture by A.P.Godper at Petone workshops (Source: Lloyd, 1974, p119)
'Emergency coaling crane' had only worked worked 19 days since being transferred to Taihape as relief for Crane 207 (which had been shopped). Described as totally unsuitable. (Source: 04/1849 of 2-4-1943 in Crosado notes)
Could be run on mixed and good trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable NI 1947 )
1956, Mar 22 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests write off and scrapping of Crane No.103 which is now in poor condition and due to its age is not now required. Built in 1902 at a capital cost of 900 and written off financially on 31.3.1942. Stamp & hand written note approved 26/3/56. 1956, Mar 29 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed. (Source: File 09/5231/2)

Utilised Jessop & Apply Bros. crane works mounted on class B and E Fairlie locomotive bogies and motion. (source: Palmer and Stewart) Assembled at NZR Hillside Workshops. (Source: W. Prebble)




NZR (Hillside Workshops) 7 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
149 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Maker: NZR (Hillside) (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1908 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble
Boiler No: 149 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1908 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: 1908 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
Disposal:
Locations noted: H.B., Christchurch 1928, SIMT (Source: W.Prebble), Invercargill (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, New stock to B.P. 3231, papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.503, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 1908, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Oct 10; Hurunui-Bluff section, New stock to B.P. 3231 (previously shown as 5 ton), papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.503, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1909, Apr 1 - 1924, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
Converted to coaling crane (Source: W. Prebble), listed as coaling grab (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
self-propelling (Source: K.Bennett)
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
150Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Maker: NZR (Hillside) (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1908 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble
Boiler No: 150 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1908 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: Apr 30, 1908 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' )
Disposal: Initially preserved Southern Rail Christchurch, then scrapped (Source: W. Prebble)
Locations noted: H.B., Addington 1956 (Source: W. Prebble),
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, New stock to B.P. 3231, papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.503, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 1908, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Oct 10; Hurunui-Bluff section, New stock to B.P. 3231 (previously shown as 5 ton), papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.503, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1909, Apr 1 - 1924, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
Runner - 4 wheel wagon (Source: B. McKenzie)
Built Addington Workshops (based on Jessop & Appleby Bros. design). Also worked at workshops. After retirement went to a preservation group (early 1980s) and was stored at Prebbleton, Linwood, then Anderson's at Woolston. Auctioned to cover storage fees, and subsequently scrapped. (Source: B. McKenzie / P. Dunford ).
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151 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 138)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 138)
Maker: NZR (Hillside) (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1908 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble
Boiler No: 151 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1908 (Source: W. Prebble, 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: Jul 25, 1908 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' )
Disposal:
Locations noted: W.N.N.P., North Island (47)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Jul 12 ;Wgtn-Napier-NP section, New stock, B.P. 3231, papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.503, Petone shops, order no.958, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 138)
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Sep 12; Auckland section, New stock, B.P. 3231 (previously shown as 5 ton), papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.503, Petone shops, order no.958, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1909, Apr 1 - 1912, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1912, Apr 1 - 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947) When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 4mph (6.5kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions.
1963, May 24 ACME to GM (26/138) Requests write off and scrapping of steam crane No.151 and its boiler which are both in poor condition. The crane is to be replaced at an early date by a diesel powered crane at Hutt workshops. No.151 was built at Hillside Workshops in 1908 at a cost of 900, and was written off financially in Y.E. 31.3.1948. The boiler was also built in 1908. Hand written notes: approved 27/5/63. 1963, May 28 GM to CME Writing off and scrapping approved. Hand written notes: Transportation Superintendent to see. 1963, May 29 TS to DTM(Wgtn) Notes approval for 7-ton steam crane No.151, located at Hutt shops, to be written off and scrapped. Arrange for next reprint of the Working Timetable (pp 285-286) to be amended. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
152 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 138)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 138)
Maker: NZR (Hillside) (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1923 (Source: W.Prebble)
Boiler No: 152 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1908 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: Mar 3, 1923 (Source: 27/592 Pt.III c.1950 'life of boilers' )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Auckland, North Island (47)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Jul 12; Auckland section, New stock, B.P. 3231, papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.503, Newmarket shops, order no.491, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 138)
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Sep 12; Auckland section, New stock, B.P. 3231 (previously shown as 5 ton), papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.503, Newmarket shops, order no.491, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
  • 1909, Apr 1 - 1912, Apr 1; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
  • 1912, Apr 1 - 1940, Apr 1; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947) When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 4mph (6.5kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions.
1963, Sep 19, CME to GM (26/138) Requests writing off for scrapping of 7 ton steam crane No.152 and its boiler. The crane at the Otahuhu Workshops has been withdrawn from service owing to its run-down condition, and replaced by a 10 ton diesel electric crane. Crane was placed in service in 1908 at a cost of 900-0-0 and was written off financially during Y.E. 31.3.1933. Hand written notes: approved 20/9/63.1963, Sep 24 GM to CME Writing off and scrapping of crane and boiler is approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)


Stothert & Pitt 7 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
129 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 150)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 150)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 150)
Maker: Stothert & Pitt (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1903 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 129 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Stothert & Pitt, Bath (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Dec 3, 1902 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 70psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Written Off Feb 28, 1953, Auckland?, J.Herbert
Locations noted: Westland, South Island (52), 4'8 - 6' Gauge (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1907, Jan 5; Westland section, stock purchased from Nelson Harbour Board, papers =1906/957, Greymouth shops, order no.360, charged to A/8 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 150)
  • 1923, Oct 13; SIML&B section, Westland amalgamated with SIML&B, papers =1923/117 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1926, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
4'8"-6' gauge (Source: W.Prebble)
Purchased from Nelson Harbour Board Jan 5, 1907 (Source: K.Crosado)
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
1953, Feb 26 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests writeoff of steam crane No.129, which operates only on a six foot track, as it has been out of service for several years at Aickens Quarry and is no longer required. Recommends it be offered for sale minus the boiler. Crane was built in 1903 at a capital cost of 900.0.0., and together with the original boiler was written off financially on 31.3.1942. Hand written note approved 4/3/1953. 1953, Mar 10 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed. This crane may be offered for sale minus the boiler as recommended.(Source: File 09/5231/2)
136 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Maker: Stothert & Pitt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble
Boiler No: 136 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Stothert & Pitt. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1905 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: 1906 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
Disposal:
Locations noted: Whangarei (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949), Whangarei 1951 (Source: W. Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1907, Feb 2; Auckland section, new stock B.P.4286 made by Stothert & Pitt, papers =1906/957, Newmarket shops, order no.915, charged to RIA3 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
  • 1907, Apr 1 - 1909, Sep 18; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1909, Sep 18; Whangarei section, stock transferred from Auckland & altered from 7 ton, papers =1909/125, Newmarket shops, order no.821, Whangarei shops, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?) stock altered to 3 ton steam & transferred to Whangarei (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 145)
  • 1912, Apr 1 - 1924, Mar 31; Whangarei section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?)
  • 1924, Mar 31; NIML&B, stock previously shown as Whangarei, papers = 1924/117 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?, see also fol.132)
  • 1925, Apr 1 - 1943, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)

Notes:
Converted to coaling crane (converted/ derated to 3 ton ?) - J.Herbert notes ex 7 Ton
noted at Whangarei 1951
5 December 1906 the Locomotive Engineer at Newmarket was instructed to have 7-ton crane number 136, received from Messrs Stothert & Pitt, erected at Newmarket shops; this was recorded as completed Period Ended 2/2/07 and the crane transferred to Whangarei PE 19/9/09. (Source: K.Crosado)
Drawing 4590 'Jib for Crane 136 for Whangarei', Scale 3/4"=1', signed CME Beattie April 2,1909
Drawing 3894 Marked NZR 7 ton Portable Steam Crane, copy of Stothert & Pitt's ? print, Scale 1"=1', No.12413, 25872 = 136?
4 wheel crane
Plate below jib foot reads 'Jib to be in line with rails when travelling and crane not to be slewed ? locked off' Plate has been broken at question mark. (Source: Downey Collection)
1950s - crane was used to lift boxes off P wagons in the Whangarei Car & wagon shop. (Source: Les Downey )
Listed as 3 ton steam crane - Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947) Crane exceeded standard loading gauge in width and height, and carried notice plates to this effect on each side of the jib. Working Timetable also noted the crane was not to be run through goods sheds and care was to be exercised to avoid fouling structures. When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 4mph (6.5kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions.
1963, Sep 28, CME to GM (26/138) Requests writing off for scrapping of 3 ton capacity steam crane No.136 - has been withdrawn from service at Whangarei owing to its poor condition. Both the crane its boiler are in poor condition and do not warrant repair. Crane was placed in service in 1906 at a cost of 400; not able to ascertain when it was written off financially. Work formerly done by the crane is now carried out with a pneumatic coaling crane. Hand written notes: approved13/129/63 (Source: File 09/5231/2)
137 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Maker: Stothert & Pitt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble
Boiler No: 137 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Stothert & Pitt. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: 1906 (Source: 24/785 of 27-5-1949)
Disposal: Mar 23, 1916 (Source: J.Herbert)
Locations noted: S.I.M.L. & Br, Christchurch 1937 (Source: W. Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1907, Jan 5; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, new stock made by Stothert & Pitt B.P.4286 , papers =1906/957, Petone shops, order no.461, charged to HRR (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1907, Apr 1 - 1912, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1912, Apr 1; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1913, Mar 1; SIML&B section, stock transferred to SIML&B, papers =1909/178, Petone shops, order no.557 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147, see also fol.148)
  • 1913, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. Exceeded the standard loading gauge in height and width. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 5mph (8kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions. See here for general crane travelling instructions.
138 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Maker: Stothert & Pitt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 138 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Stothert & Pitt. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1936, May 23, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
Locations noted: W.N.N.P., North Island 1947 (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):
Was not to be run on trains. Exceeded the standard loading gauge in height and width. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 5mph (8kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions.
Notes:
Fitted with notice plates on lower jib "This crane exceeds loading gauge in both height and width. It must not be run through shed doorways, Care is to be exercised to avoid fouling structures." (Source: North Island Mainline and Branches Working Timetable May 19, 1917 - May 11, 1918 - courtesy of Paul Dillicar)
139 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Maker: Stothert & Pitt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 139 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Stothert & Pitt. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: H.B., South Island 1952, SIMT (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1907, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, new stock made by Stothert & Pitt B.P.4286 , papers =1906/957, Addington shops, order no.776, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1907, Apr 1 - 1924, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:
Appears to have been reboilered around 1937-38 (cost 256 spread over these years) in NZR workshops. (Source: AJHR D.2).
Was not to be run on trains. Exceeded the standard loading gauge in height and width. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 5mph (8kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions.
140 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Maker: Stothert & Pitt (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 146)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 140 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Stothert & Pitt. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1941, May 24, stock written off. Sold to Otago Iron Rolling Mills (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
May 24, 1941, Opua (Source: J.Herbert)
Locations noted: Whangarei, North Island (47), Prebble gives as 3 Ton
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1907, May 25; Hurunui-Bluff section, new stock made by Stothert & Pitt B.P.4286 , papers =1906/957, Addington shops, order no.776, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1907, Oct 12; Hur Bluff section, stock transfer to Wellington (Hutt duplication), papers = 06/957, Invercargill shops, charged to AOL(Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1907, Oct 12; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock transfer from Hurunui-Bluff section, papers = 06/957, Petone shops, order no.404, charged to HRR (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1908, Apr 1 - 1911, Jun 24; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1911, Jun 24; Whangarei section, stock transferred from WNNP Division. New jib to B.P. 4590 and altered from 7 ton to 3 ton steam, papers =1911/538, Petone shops, order no.300, charged to C/4 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?, see also fol.147)
  • 1912, Apr 1 - 1916, Apr 1; Whangarei section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?)
  • 1924, Mar 31; NIML&B, stock previously shown as Whangarei, papers = 1924/117 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?, see also fol.132)
  • 1925, Apr 1 - 1941, May 24; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
  • 1941, May 24; NIML&B, stock written off. Sold to Otago Iron Rolling Mills, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)

Notes:
156 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Capacity: 7 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
Maker: Stothert & Pitt (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1907 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 156 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Stothert & Pitt. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1907 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1936, Aug 15, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
Aug 15, 1936 (Source: J.Herbert
Locations noted: S.I.M.L. & Br, South Island 1937 (Source: W.Prebble) , SIMT (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 7 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Jul 12; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock handed over by Public Works Department, papers =1908/1211 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1909, Apr 1 - 1912, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1912, Apr 1; NIML&B section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147)
  • 1912, Oct 12; SIML&B section, stock transferred to SIML&B, papers =1912/1270, East Town shops, order no.411 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 147, see also fol.148)
  • 1913, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1936, Aug 15; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)
  • 1936, Aug 15; SIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 148)

Notes:




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Cowans Sheldon 5 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
75 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105 1st crane by this number. (For 2nd crane see No.292)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: (Source: )
Engine: Cobley & Co (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 75 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: J Anderson, ChCh (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1884 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1911, Feb 4, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
1930, Condemned (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 26/138 of 5-4-1930
Locations noted: S.I.M.L. & Br, SIMT (Source: Kerry Bennett).
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1st crane by this number
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1906, Apr 28; Kawakawa section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 63, loco.63 No.14 fol 145)
  • 1906, Apr 28; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock transferred, papers =1904/1215, Kawakawa shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?) Petone shops, order no.734, charged to HRR (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
  • 1907, Apr1 - 1911, Feb 4; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
  • 1911, Feb 4; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock written off, papers =1911/157 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)

Notes:
1st crane by this number. For 2nd crane No.75 see hand crane No.292.
85 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134)
Capacity: 10 Ton / 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134)
Type: Hand /Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. Ltd (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 134)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: (Source: )
Boiler No: 85 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Ver.Tubular (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Siebe Gorman & Co., London (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1888 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Iron (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1926, Apr 25, stock written off, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
Written Off 1928 (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 26/138 of 3-8-1928
Locations noted: W.N.N.P.
WTT entries (sighted):
Numbering History: 1892 No.34, to No.85 in 1908 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 10 Ton Hand
  • as 34
  • 1901, Sep 14; Westland section, New Stock, mfc by Cowan & Sheldon papers =1900/2817, Greymouth shops, charged to A.O.L. (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 134)
  • 1903, Apr 1 - 1906, Mar 31; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 137, loco.63 No.14 fol 113)
  • 1906, Mar 31 - 1907, Jul 20; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 134, loco.63 No.18 fol 112)
  • 1907, Jul 20; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock transferred from Westland, papers =1905/1938. Greymouth shops, order no.469 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 112) Petone shops, order no.613 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 110)
  • 5 Ton Hand
  • 1908, Feb 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock converted to 5 ton hand, papers = 1905/1938 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 110)
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1908, Jul 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock converted to 5 ton steam, papers = 1905/1938, Petone shops, order no.613 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 114)
  • Matched on papers/shops/order no - no specific entry showing renumbering
  • as 85
  • 1908, Feb 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock converted from 10 ton hand and renumbered, papers = 1905/1938, Petone shops, order no.613, charged to A/8 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
  • 1908, Apr 1 - 1926, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
  • 1926, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
  • 1926, Apr 25; NIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)

Notes:
Listed in North Island Mainline and Branches Working Timetable May 19, 1917 - May 11, 1918. Noted that: "Crane No.85 must have jib removed before sending to shops and must not be run on trains. Speed must not exceed four miles per hour." (Source: Paul Dillicar / Kerry Bennett)




Isles Ltd. 5 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
258 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139 )
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
Maker: Isles Ltd. (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1925 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
Boiler No: (Source: )
Boiler Class: (Source: )
Boiler maker: (Source: )
Boiler built: (Source: )
Firebox material: (Source: )
Working pressure: (Source: )
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Wellington (47), Wellington Goods (K.Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1925, Nov 7; NI, New stock imported from Messrs Isles Ltd, Leeds, papers =1920/1209, Petone shops, order no.783, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.139)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1932, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)

Notes:
Described in NZR Working Timetable (NI 1947) as 'Wellington Goods'
Was able to be run on goods trains with jib trailing, funnel removed, boiler and tank empty. The jib and travelling gear was to be secured. Speed restriction of 20mph (32kmh) on straights and easy curves and 10mph (16kmh) on curves less than 15 chains in radius and turnouts. If the boiler and tank were full the restrictions reduced to 15mph (24kmh) and 6mph (9.5kmh) respectively. A certificate was required from the Car and Wagon Inspector or his nominee that the crane was fit to run. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)




Jessop & Appleby Bros. / N.Z.R. 5 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
120 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 154)
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 154)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 154)
Maker: NZR (Hillside). (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 154)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1904 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble, Steam Rail Wanganui website
Boiler No: 120 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR (Addington) (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Mar 16, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Preserved -Steam Rail. Wanganui (Source: W.Prebble)
Locations noted: Auckland, North Island (47), Easttown 1979 (ref 27/592 of Sep 26, 1979),
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1905, Mar 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, new stock, self propelling, B.P.3231 papers =1903/1749, Hillside shops, order no.882, charged to HRR (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 154)
  • 1905, Apr 1 - 1926, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 158, loco.63 No.14 fol 154, loco.63 No.18 fol 139)
  • 1926, Apr 1 - 1932, Apr 1; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 139)

Notes:
Built at Hillside Workshops using Jessop & Appleby Bros. crane works (Source: C.Capewell) (Prebble gives Jessop & Appleby / Hillside, Bennett gives Rapier)
Confirmed Jessop & Appleby markings on jib (Source: Ray Deerness)
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947). When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 4mph (6.5kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions.
Has clutch for pile driving (Source: Ray Deerness)
Based at East Town workshops from at least mid-1950s, bodywork replaced early 1960s (before 1963)
After East Town was closed and the site sold in 1989 the crane was shifted to the marshalling yard to the east of the workshops. It was later moved to Wanganui Freight Centre and stored in the loading shelter. By 1993 it had been transferred to SteamRails turntable site - which had by then been restored. Crane is boarded up awaiting restoration. (Source: Ray Deerness)
currently stored Steam Rail Wanganui, East Town.
Original 4 wheel BTK wagon lost to scrap man (Source: Ray Deerness)
Current runner - bogie wagon Ea3678, Ea1029 (originally an RB highside) (Source: Steam Rail Wanganui website)
click here for pictures
121 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 157)
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 157)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 157)
Maker: NZR (Hillside). (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 157)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 121 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Mar 29, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Written Off May 23, 1953, Greymouth (Source: J.Herbert
Locations noted: Westland, South Island 1937 (Source: W. Prebble).
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1905, Mar 31; Westland section, new stock, self propelling, B.P.3231 papers =1903/1749, Hillside shops, order no.882, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 157)
  • 1906, Mar 31 - 1923, Oct 13; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 157, loco.63 No.18 fol 141)
  • 1923, Oct 13; SIML&B, Westland amalgamated with SIML&B, papers =1923/117 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140, see also 141)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1926, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. Exceeded the standard loading gauge in height and width. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952). When required to be moved between stations the Car and Wagon Inspector was required to certify that the cranes dimensions were reduced to clear any obstructions and the crane was fit to run, and the permission of the District Civil engineer was required prior to dispatch. Was to be self-propelled with a brake-van attached or towed by an engine at no more than 5mph (8kmh), and a guard and fitter (or crane driver) had to accompany the crane. See here for general crane travelling instructions.
1955, Oct 13 CME to GM 1926/138 Requests write off and scrapping of steam crane No.121 which is now 55 years old and due to its age is now in poor structural condition. Built at a capital cost of 700 and financially written off on 31.3.1931. Stamp & hand written note approved 19/10/55. 1955, Oct 20 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
141 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Maker: NZR (Hillside) (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1907 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 141 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR (Addington) (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1906 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: H.B., South Island 1952, Christchurch (Source: Kerry Bennett)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1907, Mar 2; Hurunui-Bluff section, New stock to B.P. 3231, papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.800, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 1907, Apr 1 - 1924, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1926, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)

Notes:
Self-propelling (Source: Kerry Bennett)
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
1961, Sep 13 CME to GM (26/138) Requests write off and scrapping of 7-ton steam crane No.141. Mobile cranes Nos 435 and 436 were purchased to replace 7-ton steam cranes No 137 and 141, as outlined in memorandum 20/713/2 of 10 July 1957. Steam crane No.141 which was first placed in service on 2 March 1907, was withdrawn from service on 22 May 1958 and has since been stripped of useful parts for the maintenance of Crane 150. Hand written notes I concur, TS 15/9/61; approved GM 19/9/61. 1961, Sep 19 GM to CME Write off and scrapping approved. (Source: File 09/5231/2)
142 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Maker: NZR (Hillside) (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1907 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 142 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1907 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: H.B., South Island1952 (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1907, Mar 2; Hurunui-Bluff section, New stock to B.P. 3231, papers =1906/800, Hillside shops, order no.800, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 1907, Apr 1 - 1924, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 1924, Apr 1 - 1926, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
27/592 of Sep 27, 1979 crane 142 5 ton J&A at Hillside is confined to a 20m stretch of track in reclaim, used to break up scrap with 1 tonne steel pear - not need TMS No.




S. Owen Ltd 5 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
11 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 139)
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 139)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 139)
Maker: S.Owen (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No. (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Boiler No: 11 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Mar 30, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1934, Jan 6 Hur-Bluff section, stock written off, Dunedin (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
Written Off Jan 6, 1934 (Source: J.Herbert)
Locations noted: H.B. (Source: W.Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 139)
  • Lyttleton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 159)
  • 1900, Mar 31 - 1911, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 139, loco.63 No.14 fol 155, loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1911, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock altered from 5 ton to 3 ton - jib lengthened 4 ft, papers =1910/932, Hillside shops, order no.1668, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134, see also fol.140)
  • 1911, Apr 1 - 1934, Jan 6; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1934, Jan 6; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Dunedin (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:
ex 5 Ton (Source: W.Prebble)




Ransomes & Rapier 5 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
253 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140 )
Capacity: 5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
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:
Locations noted: South Island (52)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 5 Ton Steam
  • 1925, Sep 12; SIML&B, New stock imported from Messrs Ransomes and Rapier, papers =1920/1209, Hillside shops, charged to AOL (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)
  • 1926, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 140)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
1962, July 20 TS to CME Requests advise regarding disposal of 5 Ton Steam Crane No.253, which has been in use in the Dunedin goods yard since 1925, and is no longer required by the Traffic Branch. The crane was last shopped for major repairs in June, 1954, and it is understood the boiler and crane itself are still in reasonable condition having regard to the age of the machine. The CCE has no use for the machine in his branch. Note to DTM(Dn) your 00/97 of 28 May, 1962. 1962, Aug 17 CME to GM Requests writing off and scrapping as TS advises the crane is no longer required by his branch, neither is it required by the Way and Works Branch. Built in 1924 and placed in service in the Dunedin Goods yard on 10.6.1925; its capital value was 1000.0.0. The boiler is in good condition and would be retained for use in another steam crane if required, or for some other application which may require a vertical boiler. Hand written notes: "I concur" TS, notes and stamp: approved 21/8/62. 1962, Aug 23 GM to CME Writing off and scrapping approved Hand written notes: "Transportation Superintendent to see" 23/8, "arrange W.T.T" 23/8, "To issue along with several others when matter finalised see papers below & above" 25/8, "NOT now written off- To be used at Otahuhu workshops see file 21/2489/1, CME 26/138" 30 Aug 1962 (Source: File 09/5231/2)




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J.Anderson 3 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
2 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Maker: J.Anderson (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No. (Source: )
Date built: 1879 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 2 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: J Anderson, ChCh (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1879 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Iron (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1926, Jan 30, stock condemned and written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
Written Off 1926, Lyttleton (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 26/98 of 9-2-1926)
Locations noted: S.I.M.L. & Br
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1926, Jan 30; Hurunui-Bluff section (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138, loco.63 No.14 fol 147, loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1926, Jan 30; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock condemned and written off, papers =1926/98 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:
13 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Maker: J.Anderson (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., J.Herbert )
Maker's No: Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.
Date built: 1879 (Source: )
Boiler No: 13 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: J Anderson, ChCh (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1879 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Iron (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1924, Jan 5, stock condemned and written off, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
Condemned 1923, (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 23/733 of 18-12-1923
Locations noted: H.B.
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1924, Jan 5; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138, loco.63 No.14 fol 147, loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1924, Jan 5; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock condemned and written off, papers =1923/733 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:
74 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Maker: J.Anderson (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1884 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 74 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: J Anderson, ChCh (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1884 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Feb 28, 1953, J.Herbert
Locations noted: H.B., South Island (52)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Jul 21; Kawakawa section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 63, loco.63 No.14 fol 145)
  • 1900, Jul 21; Hurunui-Bluff section, transfer from Kawakawa section, papers =1900/1354 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 145) Hillside shops, order no.646, charged to C2 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 147)
  • 1901, Apr 1 1946, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 147, loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
1953, Mar 2 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests writeoff of steam crane No.74 which was built in 1884 at a capital cost of 300. The crane was converted to a coaling crane using a single rope and a standard coal bucket. This crane which has worked only about six months in the past 22 years is in poor condition and the cost of repairs that would be necessary to the crane, is not warranted. Written off financially on 31.3.1931. Hand written note approved 11/3/1953. 1953, Mar 10 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed. (Source: File 09/5231/2)




Cowans Sheldon 3 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
15 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Maker: Cowans Sheldon & Co. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874, (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 15 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Jan 16, 1895 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 90psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: Written Off Feb 28, 1953 (Source: J.Herbert ref: from ? of 28-2-53)
Locations noted: H.B., South Island (52)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1946, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138, loco.63 No.14 fol 147, loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
1953, Mar 2 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests writeoff of steam crane No.15 which was built in 1874 at a capital cost of 300. The crane was converted to a coaling crane, using a single rope and a standard coal bucket. With the arrival of the Priestman coaling cranes, No.15 was no longer required, but has been kept as a standby and has worked only about five months in the past 12 years. The crane itself is in poor condition and due to its age is not worth the cost that would be involved in effecting repairs. Written off financially on 31.3.1931. Hand written note approved 9/3/1953. 1953, Mar 10 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed. (Source: File 09/5231/2)




Fraser & Tinnie 3 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
40 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 150)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 150)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 150)
Maker: Fraser & Tinnie (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: (Source: )
Class of engine Hoisting, (Source: via C.Barry),
Boiler No: 40 (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: via C.Barry)
Boiler built: 1883 (Source: via C.Barry)
Firebox material: Iron (Source: via C.Barry)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: via.C.Barry)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1931, Jan 31, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
Locations noted: WNNP
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Hand
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1906, Mar 31; Nelson section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 8, loco.63 No.14 fol 150)
  • 1906, Mar 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, transferred from Nelson, papers =1900/1805, Nelson shops (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 150) Petone shops, order no.579, charged to C2 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 148) (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 182 says Mar 3)
  • 1906, Apr 1- 1911, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
  • 1912, Apr1 - 1931, Jan 31; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
  • 1931, Jan 31; NIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)

Notes:
converted to winch or reuse of Boiler No.?
The winch exceeded standard loading gauge in height. A notice to this effect was carried stating:
"This winch is over the standard height gauge and must not be run under shed doors. When coupled to train, funnel must be removed and all gear securely fastened within gauge. When working, notice must be taken to see that funnel does not foul wires, bridges, and other overhead obstructions." The winch could be run on mixed or goods trains if it complied with these restrictions, and a certificate was required from the crane-driver in charge on each occassion it was run stating that the winch did so. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
77 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Maker: Fraser & Tinnie (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1880 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 77 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: R.Moreland & Son, London (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: (Source: ')
Firebox material: Iron (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1928, Apr, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
Written Off Apr 28, 1928, (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 26/138 of 28-4-1928
Locations noted: W.N.N.P.
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1; Whangarei section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65)
  • 1898, Mar 31; Auckland section, transfer to Newmarket, papers = 97/303 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65)
  • 1899, Mar 31; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 110)
  • 1899, Sep 16; transfer to Hurunui-Bluff section, papers = 99/623, Newmarket shops, order No.761 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 110), Addington shops, order No.434, charged C2 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
  • 1900, Mar 31 - 1907, Jan 5; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138, loco.63 No.14 fol 147)
  • 1907, Jan 5; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock transferred from Hurunui-Bluff section, papers =1906/1880, Petone shops, order no.536, charged to HRR (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132) Addington shops, order no.688 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol.134)
  • 1907, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
  • 1910, Mar 5; Picton section, stock transferred, Petone shops, order no.32 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132, see also fol.135)
  • 1920, Jul 24; NIML&B, stock transferred from Picton, papers =1920/793, charged to C/4 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132, see also fol.135)
  • 1921, Apr 1 - 1928, Apr; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
  • 1928, Apr ?; NIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132)

Notes:
78 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65)
Maker: Fraser & Tinnie (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1880 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 78 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: Fraser & Tinnie, Auckland (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1880 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Iron (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1946, Apr 1, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
Sep 13, 1941, (fitted New Boiler & renum 16?), (Source: J.Herbert)
Locations noted: S.I.M.L. & Br
WTT entries (sighted):
Numbering History: 1892 No.85, to No.16 in 1941 Source: see Loco.63 Summary

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • as 78
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1901, Mar 31; Whangarei section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65, loco.63 No.14 fol 146)
  • 1901, Mar 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, transfer from Whangarei section, papers =1900/550 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 146) charged to C2 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 148)
  • 1902, Mar 31 - 1911, Dec 9; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 148, loco.63 No.18 fol 132)
  • 1911, Dec 9; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock transferred, papers =1911/1011, Petone shops, order no.700, charged to C/4 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 132, see also fol.134)
  • 1912, Apr 1 - 1935, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • as 16
  • 1941, Sep 13; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock renumbered from 78 (& fitted with new boiler), papers = 26/138, Hillside shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1941, Sep 13 - 1946, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1946, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • Pencil Note: 1917/1475 78 Coaling Crane Invercargill (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:




Kincaid McQueen 3 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
50 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 157)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 157)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 157)
Maker: Kincaid McQueen (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble )
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1882 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 50 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Oct 1, 1914 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: Westport 1943 (Source: W. Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Apr 1; section listed under 'all" (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 157)
  • 1900, Apr 1 1942, Sep 12; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 151, loco.63 No.18 fol 136)
  • 1942, Sep 12 Hurunui-Bluff section, stock previously shown as Westport, papers =07/1665 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1942, Sep 12 - 1946, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

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.
1960, July 8 CME to GM (28/239) Requests write off and scrapping of 3 ton steam crane No.50, noting it has been in a dismantled condition at Westport since 1949 when its boiler was removed and is beyond economic repair. Is unable to trace the origin of the crane but notes it was in service prior to 1892. Stamp & hand written note approved 12/7/60. 1960, July 13 GM to CME Write off and scrapping approved (Source: File 09/5231/2)




S. Luke & Son 3 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
36Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Maker: S.Luke & Son (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1886 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 36 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: S.Luke & Son, Wellington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1886 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Iron (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1932, Oct 15, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
Oct 15, 1932, (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: S.I.M.L. & Br
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1932, Oct 15; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138, loco.63 No.14 fol 147, loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1932, Oct 15; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Addington shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • Pencil Note: 1917/1475 36 Coaling Crane Christchurch (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:
1917/1475 36 Coaling Crane Christchurch (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
79 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65)
Maker: S.Luke & Son (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: )
Date built: 1887 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.Barry)
Class of engine Hoisting, (Source: 'Boilers' via C.Barry),
Boiler No: 79 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.Barry)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.Barry)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.Barry)
Boiler built: 1920 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.Barry) ??
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.Barry)
Working Pressure: 100psi (Source: 'Boilers' via.C.Barry)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1904, Sep 17, pile driver handed over to Maint.Dept (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 181)
Locations noted: Picton
WTT entries (sighted):
Use: Piledriver (Source: via C.Barry, J.Herbert

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1902, Mar 31; Whangarei section, Stock on line (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 65, loco.63 No.14 fol 146)
  • 1902, Mar 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, transfer from Whangarei section, papers =1900/550 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 146) charged to C2 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 148)
  • 1902, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 148)
  • 1903 Mar 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, conversion to pile driver & transfer to Nelson, papers =1902/388 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 148) (see also Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 142 , Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 185)
  • 1903, Sep 12; Nelson section, transfer of pile driver to Wellington (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 182, see also Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 185)
  • 1904, Mar 31; Picton section, pile driver transferred from Wellington, papers =1903/1585 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 181, see also Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 185, see also Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 187, see also Source: loco.63 No.14 fol.177)
  • 1904, Sep 17; Picton section, pile driver handed over to Maint.Dept (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 181, see also Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 187)

Notes:
Boiler No. may have been reused as WTT lists self-propelled winch -
Self Propelling. Exceeded standard loading gauge and was not to be run under shed doors or verandahs. When working, care had to be taken to see that funnel did not foul wires, bridges, and other overhead obstructions. The winch could be run on mixed or goods trains if the funnel and valve studs were removed and all gear securely fastened within gauge, and a certificate was required from the crane-driver in charge of the winch on each occassion it was run stating that this had been done. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - NI 1947)
82 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Maker: S.Luke & Son (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1886 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 82 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: S.Luke & Son, Wellington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: 1886 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Iron (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 60psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1922, Aug 19, stock condemned and written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
Written Off 1921, (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 21/457 of 1921
Locations noted: H.B.
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1922, Aug 19; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138, loco.63 No.14 fol 147, loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1922, Aug 19; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock condemned and written off, papers =1921/459 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:




Unidentified Manufacturer 3 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
1 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
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: 1915, Jun 26, stock condemned and written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1915, Jun 26; Hurunui-Bluff section (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138, loco.63 No.14 fol 147, loco.63 No.18 fol 134)
  • 1915, Jun 26; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock condemned and written off, papers =1914/2281 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 134)

Notes:
76 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 63)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 63)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 63)
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: 1915, May 1, stock condemned and written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 3 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1911, Apr 13; Kawakawa section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 63, loco.63 No.14 fol 145)
  • 1911, Apr 13; Whangarei section, stock transferred, papers = 1909/250 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?, see also fol.12?)
  • 1912, Apr 1; Whangarei section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?)
  • 1915, May 1; Whangarei section, stock condemned and written off, papers =1915/160, Whangarei shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?)

Notes:




TOP


Appleby Bros. 2 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
8 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Maker: Appleby Bros. (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: (Source: )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 8 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Mar 29, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1928, Aug 15, stock written off as obsolete (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
Sold 1930 (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 27/98 of 10-10-1930
Locations noted: S.I.M.L. & Br
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1928, Aug 15; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137, loco.63 No.14 fol 140, loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • 1928, Aug 15; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off as obsolete, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)

Notes:



Ransomes & Rapier 2 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
16 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137 1st crane by this number. (For 2nd see No.78)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble
Boiler No: 16 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Dec 16, 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1932, Sep 17, stock written off, (loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
Written Off Sep 17, 1932, (Source: J.Herbert (ref: from 3/46) - 26/138 of Sep 2, 1932 Loco Superintendent to GM notes 1874 built crane as out of service from Mar 1, 1932 due to state of boiler (b.1899), capital value given as 200, requests w/o.
Locations noted: H.B., Addington, (Source: W. Prebble)
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1932, Sep 17; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137, loco.63 No.14 fol 140, loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • 1932, Sep 17; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)

Notes:
1st crane by this number - for 2nd see No.78
Prebble gives as 3 Ton (Source: W. Prebble)
17 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., W.Prebble)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 17 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Feb 26, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Disposal:
Locations noted: H.B., Westport (57), SIMT
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1909, Sep 18; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137, loco.63 No.14 fol 140, loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1909, Sep 18; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock converted from 2 ton steam to 1.5 ton steam B.P. 4586, papers =1908/1339, Addington shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 118, see also fol.125)

Notes:
1909, Sep 18, stock converted from 2 ton steam B.P. 4586 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 118)
Was not to be run on trains. (Source: NZR Working Timetable - SI 1952)
1947, Oct 29 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests writeoff of 1 1/2 ton steam crane No.17 and boiler. Notes the crane was built in 1874 and owing to its obsolescence, is useless in service. The boiler was built in 1899 and has reached a stage where it is not reliable. Was written off financially on 31.3.1931. Hand written note approved 31/10/47 1947, Nov 3 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed (Source: File 09/5231/2)
18 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B., J.Herbert )
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 18 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Feb 22, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1935, Nov 9, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
Nov 9, 1935, (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: H.B.
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1935, Nov 9; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137, loco.63 No.14 fol 140, loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • 1935, Nov 9; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Greymouth shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • Pencil note: 1917/1475 18 Coaling crane Christchurch (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)

Notes:
1917/1475 18 Coaling crane Christchurch (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
19 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 19 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Jan 24, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1932, Oct 15, stock written off, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 124)
Written Off Nov 12, 1932 Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: Gisborne
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1905, Sep 16; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137, loco.63 No.14 fol 140)
  • 1905, Sep 16; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, transferred from Hurunui-Bluff, papers =1905/1092, Hillside & Petone shops, order Nos. 719 & 540, charged H.R.R. (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 140, see also fol 144, Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 103 gives 1905 Oct 16)
  • 1905, Sep 16 - 1910, Jan 8; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 103, loco.63 No.18 fol 124)
  • 1910, Jan 8; Picton section, stock transferred from WNNP, papers =1909/1270, Petone shops, order no.511, charged to A/14 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 123 see also fol.124)
  • 1919, Nov 5; Picton section, stock converted to Pile Driver, papers =1918/1854 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 123) Pencil Note: not converted. See 1918/1854. Shown September 1921 as transfer to NIML&B (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 123)
  • 1921, Sep 17; NIML&B, stock transferred from Picton (transferred November 1919 for conversion to Pile driver but work not proceeded with), papers =18/1854 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 124)
  • 1932, Oct 15; NIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Hutt shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 124)

Notes:
42 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 87)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 87)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 87)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 42 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Nov 29, 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1933, Mar 31, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)
Mar 4, 1933 (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: Auckland
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1903, Sep 12; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 87, loco.63 No.14 fol 143)
  • 1903, Sep 12; Westland section, 2 ton crane altered to 1.5 ton, papers =1903/2817, Greymouth shops (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 136)
  • 1904, Apr 1 - 1905, Mar 31; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 184)
  • 1905, Mar 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, transfer from Westland, papers =1905/144, Greymouth shops, order no.267 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 136) Petone shops, order no.432, charged to Mtce (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 139)
  • Then listed as 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1906, Apr 1; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 116)
  • 1911, Dec 9; Auckland section, stock transferred from WNNP Division, papers =1911/1011, Petone shops, order no.742 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 116) Newmarket shops, order no.819 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)
  • 1915, Apr 1 - 1933, Mar 31; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)
  • 1933, Mar 31; NIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Hutt shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)

Notes:
43 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 87)
Capacity: 3 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 87)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 87)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 43 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Oct 13, 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1933, Mar 31, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)
Locations noted: Nelson
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1903, Sep 12; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 87, loco.63 No.14 fol 143)
  • 1903, Sep 12; Westland section, 2 ton crane altered to 1.5 ton, papers =1903/2817, Greymouth shops (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 136)
  • 1904, Apr 1; Greymouth section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 184)
  • 1905, Apr 1; Westland section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 136)
  • 1906, Feb 3; Nelson section, transfer from Westland, papers =1905/1805, Greymouth shops, order no.337, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 136) charged to Ao/5 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 136)
  • Then listed as 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1927, Mar 31; NIML&B, stock transferred from Nelson, papers =Sc.43 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117, see also fol.120)
  • 1927, Apr 1 - 1933, Mar 31; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)
  • 1933, Mar 31; NIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Hutt shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)

Notes:
51 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 157)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 157)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 157)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - Source: -
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 51 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Sep 16, 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1929, Mar 31, steam crane written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)
Written Off Aug 31, 1929, Rongotaio (sp?), (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: W.N.N.P.
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1908, Mar 31; Westport section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 95, loco.63 No.14 fol 142, loco.63 No.18 fol 12?)
  • 1908, Mar 31; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, stock transferred from Westport section, papers =1908/277, Petone shops, order no.439, charged to HRR (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 124) Westport shops, order no.522 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 12?)
  • 1908, Apr 1 - 1915, Jan 2; Wgtn-Napier-NP section, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 124)
  • 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1915, Jan 2; NIML&B, stock previously shown as 2 Ton, papers =1912/1172 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117, see also fol.124)
  • 1915, Apr 1 - 1929, Mar 31; NIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)
  • 1929, Mar 31; NIML&B, steam crane written off, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 117)

Notes:
70 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 70 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Feb 23, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1933, Feb 4, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)
Written Off Feb 4, 1933, (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: H.B.
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1901, Sep 14; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105, loco.63 No.7 fol 110, loco.63 No.14 fol 141)
  • 1901, Sep 14; Hurunui-Bluff section, transfer from Auckland, papers =1900/550, Newmarket shops, order no.68 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 141) charged to C2 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 140)
  • 1902, Apr 1 - 1910, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 140, loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • 15 Cwt Steam
  • 1910, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock altered from 2 ton steam to 15cwt steam (jib lengthened), papers = 1905/1368, Addington shops, order no.434, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115, see also fol.125)
  • 1933, Feb 4; SIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Addington shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)
  • Pencil Note: 1917/1475 Coaling crane Christchurch (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)

Notes:
1917/1475 Coaling crane Christchurch (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)
71 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - Source: -
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 71 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Feb 27, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1941, Feb 4, stock written off, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)
Written Off 1941 (dumped) (Source: J.Herbert )
Locations noted: H.B.
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Dec 14; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105, loco.63 No.7 fol 110, loco.63 No.14 fol 141)
  • 1900, Dec 14; Hurunui-Bluff section, transfer from Whangarei, papers =1900/550, Newmarket shops, order no.549 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 141) Hillside shops, order no.411, charged to C2 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 140)
  • 1901, Apr 1 - 1910, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 140. loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • 15 Cwt Steam
  • 1910, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock altered from 2 ton steam to 15cwt steam (jib lengthened), papers = 1905/1368, Addington shops, order no.434, charged to C/2 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115, see also fol.125)
  • 1933, Apr 1; SIML&B, (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)
  • 1941, Feb 4; SIML&B, stock written off, papers =1926/138, Hillside shops (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)
  • Pencil Note: 1917/1475 Coaling crane Dunedin (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)

Notes:
1917/1475 Coaling crane Dunedin (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 115)
72 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105)
Maker: Ransomes & Rapier (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Maker's No: - (Source: - )
Date built: 1874 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 72 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Nov 22, 1899 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal:
Locations noted: H.B.
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1900, Dec 14; Auckland section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 105, loco.63 No.7 fol 110, loco.63 No.14 fol 141)
  • 1900, Dec 14; Hurunui-Bluff section, transfer from Whangarei, papers =1900/550, Newmarket shops, order no.549 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 141) Hillside shops, order no.411, charged to C2 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 140)
  • 1901, Apr 1 - 1939, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 140, loco.63 No.18 fol 125)

Notes:
1953, Apr 14 CME to GM (1926/138) Requests writeoff of steam crane No.72 which was built in 1874 at a capital cost of 200. This crane has been out of service since 1943 and is in very poor condition, and not worth repairing. Written off financially on 31.3.1931. Hand written note approved 17/4/1953 1953, Apr 21 GM to CME Write off approval confirmed. (Source: File 09/5231/2)



Unidentified Manufacturer 2 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
3 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Capacity: 2 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
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: 1907, Mar 31, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 2 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1907, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137, loco.63 No.14 fol 140, loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • 1907, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off, papers =1906/866 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)

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Anderson 1.5 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
6 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Capacity: 1.5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Maker: J.Anderson (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137)
Maker's No: - Source: -
Date built: 1873, (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler No: 6 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler Class: Vertical (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler maker: NZR Addington (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Boiler built: Mar 29, 1900 (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Firebox material: Steel (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Working Pressure: 80psi (Source: 'Boilers' via C.B.)
Commenced Work: (Source: )
Disposal: 1931, Jun 20, stock written off (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
Written Off 1931 (Source: J.Herbert ref: from 26/138 of 10-6-1931
Locations noted: S.I.M.L. & Br
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line, transferred to 2 ton PE 31.3.93 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136 see also fol.137)
  • 1900, Mar 31 - 1931, Jun 20; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 137, loco.63 No.14 fol 140, loco.63 No.18 fol 125)
  • 1931, Jun 20; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off, papers =1926/138 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 125)

Notes:



Unidentified Manufacturer 1.5 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
4 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Capacity: 1.5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
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: 1903, Mar 31, converted to hand crane for Hastings (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 138)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1903, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136, loco.63 No.14 fol 138)
  • 1903, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, converted to hand crane for Hastings, papers =1900/520, Addington shops, order no.997 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 138)

Notes:
5 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Capacity: 1.5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
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: 1902, Sep 13, converted to hand crane for Hastings (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 138)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line, boiler removed to be used for pumping engine at Mosgiel (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
  • 1898, Mar 31 - 1902, Sep 13; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136, loco.63 No.14 fol 138)
  • 1902, Sep 13; Hurunui-Bluff section, converted to hand crane for Hastings, papers =1900/550, Addington shops, order no.870 (Source: loco.63 No.14 fol 138)

Notes:
7 Crane No Source: (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Capacity: 1.5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
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: 1907, Mar 31, stock written off as obsolete (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 118)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1 - 1907, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136, loco.63 No.14 fol 138, loco.63 No.18 fol 118)
  • 1907, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off as obsolete, papers =1906/866 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 118)

Notes:
9 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Capacity: 1.5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
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: 1907, Mar 31, stock written off as obsolete (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 118)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, Stock on line, boiler removed to be used for pumping engine at Palmerston (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
  • 1898, Apr1 1907, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136, loco.63 No.14 fol 138, loco.63 No.18 fol 118)
  • 1907, Mar 31; Hurunui-Bluff section, stock written off as obsolete, papers =1906/866 (Source: loco.63 No.18 fol 118)

Notes:
10 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Capacity: 1.5 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 138)
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: 1898, Sep 14 converted to pile driver & transferred maintenance dept Wellington (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 1.5 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1; Hurunui-Bluff section, (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136)
  • 1898, Sep 14; converted to pile driver & transferred maintenance dept Wellington, papers =717728, Addington shops (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 136) papers=F1728 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 146)

Notes:



Unidentified Manufacturer 1 Ton Lift Steam Crane

No. TMS Notes
58 Crane No Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 155)
Capacity: 1 Ton (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 155)
Type: Steam (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 155)
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:
Locations noted:
WTT entries (sighted):

Summary of Loco.63 entries:
  • 1 Ton Steam
  • 1892, Apr 1; listed under 'all" Stock on line papers =B/6742 (Source: loco.63 No.7 fol 155) further unidentified folio indicates Taranaki-Napier section. Appears cancelled - no PE given

Notes:



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