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Craven Brothers and Co

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1867 Company founded: Craven Brothers and Co

1867 Sale of 'the remaining portion of their equipment'. Craven Brothers and Co, Blackburn, near Sheffield. Includes Waggons and rails.[1]

1868 Mentioned. Craven Brothers and Co, Railway Waggon Works, Darnall. Also mentions John Craven and his father-in-law Thomas Fewsdale.[2]

1891 Became Cravens.


Descriptions and illustrations of many Craven Brothers and Co railway breakdown cranes may be found in 'Railway Breakdown Cranes' by Peter Tatlow.

In addition to Peter Tatlow's book Volume 1 there is also - Volume 2 Published January 1st 2013 by Noodle Books ISBN 1906419973 (ISBN13: 9781906419974) - (Shortly to be published Volume 3 which will be on Railway Steam Cranes as apposed to Breakdown Cranes.)[3]

Also:- Railway Steam Cranes - Brownlie John S. ISBN 10: 0950296503 / ISBN 13: 9780950296500 Published privately by John S. Brownlie, Glasgow, 1973

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 18 September 1867
  2. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Saturday 28 March 1868
  3. Feb 2018