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Crane Locomotives[Inhalt]
Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. No. 13 “Harvey Graham”
Canada | 1914 | only one produced
Locomotive Magazine, December 1914

The Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. received a crane locomotive in 1914 from Barclay, Sons & Co. of Scotland. It was basically a conventional, eight-coupled shunting locomotive with the crane mounted on the boiler. The engine was not only designed to move the crane locomotive itself, but also had similar dimensions to conventional locomotives in this size class.

The crane had one steam engine to rotate the jib and another to raise and lower the hook. Thus, the hook was always at a distance of almost five meters from the pivot point and it could always lift a load of eight long tons, regardless of the position of the boom.

ManufacturerAndrew Barclay Sons & Co.
Axle config0-8-0T (Eight-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Empty weight127,680 lbs
Service weight145,600 lbs
Water capacity1,081 us gal
Fuel capacity4,480 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power400 hp (298 kW)
Optimal speed10 mph
Starting effort26,362 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter41 in
Boiler pressure200 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 17 x 22 in
Grate area14 sq ft
Evaporative heating area879 sq ft
Total heating area879 sq ft
Calculated Values
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last changed: 06/2022

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