KL100, Jones Shunting Crane

4th March 2013

Facts & Figures

Name & Number Shunting Crane, 10071
Class Jones, KL100
Wheel Arrangement 0-4-0DM
Built 1952, Letchworth
Horse Power 54hp (Doorman)
Previous Owners Ministry of Supply
Weldit – Barrow

History

The KL100 was delivered in 1952 to the Ministry of Supply and after completion of its military usefulness came to the dockland of Barrow-in-Furness in the service of Weldit Engineering Ltd. from where it was purchased by the L&HR in July 1980.

When fitted with a 40ft jib, it lifts up to 5 tons, reduced to 4 tons if fitted with a 50ft jib. It is now used mainly for permanent way maintenance.

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