Breakdown Crane No.1

No.1 crane was obtained for the opening of the Peel Line in 1873 from Thomas Kiss & Co., of Birmingham and survived until 1969 when it was sold for scrap; latterly it was a common sight at Ramsey Station where it could be found on the spur that once extended to the Harbourside Tramway, without its jib.  There appear to be no operational records to suggest that it was used.





Thomas Kiss & Co.


By September of 1965 No.1 crane was stored in the goods yard at Ramsey Station and had its job removed having not been used for many years.

Moved by October 1969 to the rear of the goods shed at Ramsey Station awaiting its fate, the cranes retained its counter-weight.

In June 2019 the surviving makers plate was photographed, this is in the possession of an Association member, the last part remaining.