South Australian Railways
Class operators South Australian Railways
Entered service 1881
Entered the museum 16.09.1970
Number in class 2
Ownership History Trust of South Australia
Provenance South Australian Railways
Travelling cranes were usually manually operated cranes which could be used for lifting light loads around goods yards.
Number 2327 is one of two cranes which were built by Cowans, Sheldon, England, and placed in service by the South Australian Railways in 1882 as Crane Number 3 (Adelaide). Number 2326 became Crane Number 3 (Port Adelaide). The numbers 2326 and 2327 were given circa 1903.
In 1932 each crane was equipped with a match wagon - G-class 4-wheel steel open wagon No.1101 being added to No.2326 and G363 being added to 2327.