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5 Ton 7' Crane No. 2357

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Tim Cook - 5 ton Crane sat on its own track

Built in 1931 by Grafton & Co. of Bedford, 2357 was originally steam driven and converted to diesel power in 1956. It was donated to the Society by Richard and John Hingley of Duffield Sawmills, near Derby, and arrived at Quainton in 1991.

As it is built to 7' gauge it stands at present on rails on its own, but it was designed to be converted to standard 4' 8½" gauge, and it was hoped to do this. There was no match wagon paired with this crane at present.

The crane did not fit clearly into Quainton's collection policy, so was de-accessioned and sold during 2015.


Origin :- Date Built :- 1931 Number :- 2357
Type :- 5 ton Builder :- Grafton & Co., Bedford Wheelbase :-
Accession No. :- W/0102
Arrival Date :- 1991    

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