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Coles cranes at Meadowhall
Posted: 10 April 2015, 10:32
I visited the SYRPS siding at meadowhall on 30/09/1999.
In the yard were 3 of the 4 wheeled Coles diesel cranes works nos 14101 and 15403 and one unidentified.
Also here was 63022 Bo-Bo diesel Coles crane works no 15514.
Posted: 19 November 2018, 21:10
On 27th April 1996, 18724 (8w), 15403 (4w) and 15514 (63022, 8w) were noted. I saw 2 others which I took to be 14101 (4w) and 15410 (4w) as per IRS Bulletin 626 (Industrial Rail Cranes of the British Isles, January 1997). What happened to these? As I can't find them here nor on the Preserved Railway stocklist, I presume all were scrapped?
Posted: 20 November 2018, 00:03
My recollection is that when Meadowhall was cleared, I believe around 2003/04 a number of these cranes were some of the last items present having failed to find buyers. Some, if not all, I believe ended up being sent to Booths at Rotherham for scrap.
Posted: 20 November 2018, 13:03
18724 was moved to Long Marston and survived a few more years before being scrapped, sadly the remainder in latter years had their jibs cut off whilst at Meadowhall and were sent to Booths at Rotherham for scrap.
Posted: 20 November 2018, 21:24
Thanks for the information Nick and Alex.