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739 South Street, Former North British Diesel Engine Engine Works, Quayside Titan Crane

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8724 / 55°52'20"N

Longitude: -4.3455 / 4°20'43"W

OS Eastings: 253341

OS Northings: 666845

OS Grid: NS533668

Mapcode National: GBR 00G.6N

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.6NYJ

Entry Name: 739 South Street, Former North British Diesel Engine Engine Works, Quayside Titan Crane

Listing Date: 14 April 1989

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 374160

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32281

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Victoria Park

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Ordered 1913, completed 1920; by Sir William Arrol and Co Ltd. 150 ton giant cantilever crane built to serve the North British Diesel Engine Works through sliding roof panels in the engine erecting shop. Lattice

girder tower supporting roller track on which rotates the asymmetrical truss gib with motor room and counter weight at short end.

Statement of Interest

The order was cancelled in 1913 probably because of take over plans by Swan Hunter. 42 giant cantilever cranes were constructed worldwide and the Glasgow firm or Arrols were responsible for 40. 27 were located in Britain. 15 survive, in Scotland 7 remain. The former Diesel Engine Works are also A listed.

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