EPW036418 ENGLAND (1931). Boats outside the King George Dock Grain Silo, Kingston upon Hull, 1931

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Title [EPW036418] Boats outside the King George Dock Grain Silo, Kingston upon Hull, 1931
Reference EPW036418
Date August-1931
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Place name KINGSTON UPON HULL
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 513897, 429062
Longitude / Latitude -0.27271083306036, 53.745251727684
National Grid Reference TA139291

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To save space on the ground, we see here crane tracks on the roof of the building. These are more clearly seen in EPW036558. the position of the tack suggest these cranes were used to load/unload goods being despatched from or arriving at the back of the warehouses along the quayside.

Maurice
Thursday 7th of March 2013 06:54:16 AM
Dock cranes often straddled the railway line closest to the quayside. This allowed a greater reach for the crane over the ship, as well bring the loaded wagons as close as possible. The four legs of the crane ran on their own wheels, often set in bogies, along an outside pair of rails, with the railway line running down the middle. The 'arch' of the crane was large enough for all types of railway wagons and engines to pass through. Many of this type of crane were power by electricity and had a cable on a drum which was paid in and out as the crane moved along the quay.

Maurice
Thursday 7th of March 2013 06:50:43 AM
Travelling crane able to accommodate the British railway loading gauge

MB
Wednesday 6th of March 2013 09:00:58 PM
Perhaps dockside crane is a better statement: travelling crane suggests an overhead travelling crane?

MB
Wednesday 6th of March 2013 09:02:34 PM