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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
Plus Code: 9C7QVMC3+XQ
Entry Name: Quayside Titan Crane, North British Diesel Engine Works, 739 South Street, Glasgow
Listing Name: 739 South Street, Former North British Diesel Engine Engine Works, Quayside Titan Crane
Listing Date: 14 April 1989
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 374160
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32281
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Victoria Park
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
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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