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Llangollen Railway wagon mounted crane

Phil Scott

Phil Scott

I saw a lowmac style wagon on the Llangollen Railway that had a crane attached. It was visible in the yard from the road. However it was unnumbered and the number plate was missing. There was a plate on the side facing the running line, but I couldn't read it. Does anyone know its identity or where it came from? There's no mention of a lowmac on the VCT database.

Alex Betteney avatar

Alex Betteney

A list of such cranes can be found here :

https://www.ontrackplant.com/cranes/list-1424-manual-crane

I was thinking it might have been the ex Tonbridge Manual crane, but looking at the lists, this appears to have been scrapped some years ago

Phil Scott

Phil Scott

Thanks Alex. It's definitely not a manual crane. More like 905096 at the K&ESR.