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Report - Abandoned US Army Crane Train, Bristol - August 2020


OldGit

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The crane is quite clearly WW2 era but the wagons are a few years younger and date from the early years of BR. Would love to pay a visit and take some pics myself!
 

Steevgee

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Although I am a newbie I have been exploring for most of my life (48 years) and my love of history means I would love to find this train. A whole afternoon of searching to no avail, although its registered to the east somerset railway I am no closer to its location so as much as I enjoy the investigation please could I have a clue.
 

chills

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Although I am a newbie I have been exploring for most of my life (48 years) and my love of history means I would love to find this train. A whole afternoon of searching to no avail, although its registered to the east somerset railway I am no closer to its location so as much as I enjoy the investigation please could I have a clue.
Some investigations take more than a ‘whole afternoon’ to find; there’s a clue.

If you’ve been exploring 48 years, get some reports up on the site, then members may be more willing to help you out, but, as a general rule on the site, clues aren’t given, this isn’t a game show.
 

Imba

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Although I am a newbie I have been exploring for most of my life (48 years) and my love of history means I would love to find this train. A whole afternoon of searching to no avail, although its registered to the east somerset railway I am no closer to its location so as much as I enjoy the investigation please could I have a clue.
It taken me longer than an afternoon of research to find this place. You are definitely on the right track though (excuse the pun)
 

Steevgee

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Some investigations take more than a ‘whole afternoon’ to find; there’s a clue.

If you’ve been exploring 48 years, get some reports up on the site, then members may be more willing to help you out, but, as a general rule on the site, clues aren’t given, this isn’t a game show.
Fair enough!
 

westernsultan

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The crane is quite clearly WW2 era but the wagons are a few years younger and date from the early years of BR. Would love to pay a visit and take some pics myself!
At the risk of repeating myself the details are

63063DexS
ex Army
5T4WGrafton 1540/?1914

It was built in 1914 as a steam crane for a ship. Before the ship sank the crane was removed and added to a rail wagon. At some stage it was converted to Diesel either before or during its MOD service
 
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westernsultan

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Although I am a newbie I have been exploring for most of my life (48 years) and my love of history means I would love to find this train. A whole afternoon of searching to no avail, although its registered to the east Somerset railway I am no closer to its location so as much as I enjoy the investigation please could I have a clue.
It's been at the ESR since at least 1991
 

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