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1930 Ordered by LMS as one of 6 new cranes - from 3 different suppliers.
1931 Delivered and posted to Kentish Town, numbered "MP3"
1939 Rating upgraded to 40 ton capacity (no modifications being necessary)
1939 Reallocated to Leeds Holbeck.
1941 Renumbered RS1004/40
1954 Holbeck assigned to North Eastern Region, crane renumbered 331159.
Only the final digits “159” were used
1967 North Eastern Region absorbed into Eastern Region, crane renumbered DE331159.
1974 Renumbered ADRR95207, but never carried.
1978 Reallocated to Doncaster, stored as spare.
1979 Withdrawn from service but maintained as standby for unreliable diesel cranes
1982 Sold to Wath Skip Hire of Bolton-on-Dearne. Sold on to Nene Valley Railway.
Boiler reshelled and retubed.
Crane repainted ‘Post Office Red’
2008-10 General Overhaul.
Carriage Axleboxes refurbished.
Water tank repaired.
Tail bogie overhauled - Corrosion in beam replaced.
Crane repainted ‘Poppy Red’
2014 Tail bogie breaks 2 axleboxes during derailment in Wansford Yard
2015 Boiler retubed