Steam crane


Steam crane

A steam crane is a crane powered by a steam engine. It may be fixed or mobile and, if mobile, it may run on rail tracks, caterpillar tracks, or road wheels. It usually has a vertical boiler placed at the back so that the weight of the boiler counterbalances the weight of the jib and load.

They were very common as railway breakdown cranes and several have been preserved on heritage railways in the United Kingdom.

Manufacturers

* Thomas Smith & Sons (Rodley) Ltd

ee also

* Crane (machine)
* Crane (railroad)
* Crane tank
* Steam shovel
* Fairbairn steam crane

ources

* See external links

External links

* [http://www.watercressline.co.uk/tw/pages/ds1580.htm Ransomes & Rapier steam crane]
* [http://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk/8742.html Cowans & Sheldon steam crane]
* [http://www.semgonline.com/misc/9elmscrane.html Nine Elms steam crane]
* [http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?
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