Belgian Crane

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Belgian Crane

Post by Dave » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:29 pm

Whilst in Brussels last week I visited the railway museum at Schaarbeek, and was surprised to find on a crane outside with NER axle
boxes on the runner. The museum is worth a visit.
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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by 52D » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:19 pm

I wonder if this is the lost NER crane.
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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by Hatfield Shed » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:46 pm

They lost a crane? Well if it was a 35ton Cravens with a 1912 build date this one would be a suspect...

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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by Dave » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:40 pm

52D, the NER lost a crane, I did not know this, I assume it was during WW1, please tell more if you know.

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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by manors » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:11 am

NER CME 16 ,requisitioned by the war office in 1914

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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by jwealleans » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:48 am

They get everywhere. I have a photo of a Cowans Sheldon crane on a roundabout in Spain somewhere.

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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by Woodcock29 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:59 am

I also saw and photographed this crane 2 weeks ago.

I noted the North Eastern axleboxes on the runner wagon at the time and assumed it must have been sold to the Belgian Railways at some stage?

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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by Dave » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:25 am

Thanks for the info Manors.
It had a long life, I think it was retired in 1987.
Woodcock29 we must have been there around the same time.

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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by Woodcock29 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:43 am

Dave

I was there on the morning of Thursday, 23 August.

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Re: Belgian Crane

Post by Dave » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:20 pm

Hi Andrew
I was there Tuesday 28th August so a couple of days apart.

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