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Mr. J. Ramsbottom

1858 — DX Goods
1863 — 4ft Shunter
1870 — Special Tank

Mr. F.W. Webb

1873 — 17in Coal Engine
1880 — 18in Goods
1881 — Special DX
1881 — Coal Tanks
1893 — ‘A’ class
1894 — Crane Tank
1896 — Dock Tank
1901 — ‘B’ class
1903 — 1400 Class

Mr. G. Whale

1904 — ‘C’ class
1904 — ‘E’ class
1906 — ‘D’ class
1906 — ‘F’ class
1906 — ‘G’ class
1912 — ‘G1’ class
1906 — 19in Express Goods

Mr. C.J. Bowen Cooke

1911 — 1185 class

Capt. H.P.M. Beames

1923 — 380 class


1919 — ‘MM’ class

0-4-2T Crane Tank

Vital Statistics

Official Name 4ft 0in Four Wheel Coupled Crane Engine
Nickname Crane Tank
Water & Coal Storage Side Tanks and Bunker
Water Capacity 420 gallons
Coal Capacity 1 ton
Wheel Arrangement 0-4-2
Driven Wheels Four 4ft 3in wheels
Carrying Wheels Two 3ft 9in trailing wheels
Wheelbase 8ft 3in + 6ft 6in
Boiler 3ft 0in diameter; 9ft 0in long
Boiler Pressure 120 psi
Grate Area 11 sq.ft.
Tubes 120
Total Heating Area 415 sq.ft.
Cylinders Two inside 14in diameter; 20in stroke
Weight in full working order 32 tons 17 cwt
Designer Mr. F.W. Webb
Number in Class 8
Lifetime 1894—1947

These curious engines were a version of the 4ft shunters with a trailing carrying wheels and a steam-powered 4-ton crane mounted in an extended bunker Explain 'Bunker', for use in docks and the Works. When not in use the jib would be secured by chains anchored to the tank side sheets.

A later version had an extended jib rated at only three tons. Rudimentary cabs were sometimes later fitted, as were metal brake blocks Explain 'Brake Blocks'.

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