SHORT BROTHERS PLANT HIRWAUN,ABERDARE

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SHORT BROTHERS PLANT HIRWAUN,ABERDARE

Post #1 by martyn williams » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:55 pm

Been trying to get hold of photographs of machines used by this company.They used to run a lot of 22RB's and hired them to the NCB.
Any photos or info out there?
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Post #2 by IBH » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:51 pm

I have a book:
'L.C.L. Lewis Heavy Haulage' by Paul Heaton
1996 (First Ed.) ISBN 1 872006 13 2
Published by P.M. Heaton Publishing , Abergavenny, Gwent

that contains many photos of Plant & machinery hauled by L.C.L Lewis Heavy Haulage mainly in and around South Wales. The book starts with Lewyn Lewis's early career as a plant operator and contains photos of various loads his firm has moved including many,many loads for Short.Bros inc. RB cranes/draglines, scrapers, dumptrucks (inc Kockums) and various excavators, screens etc upto the mid 90's.
If you haven't got a copy and can get hold of one, I'd recommend you do so.
Hope this is of some help.

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Post #3 by argie » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:15 pm

Great book. You can usually find one on EBay somewhere.
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Post #4 by martyn williams » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:37 pm

Thanks,will try local book shops and Ebay
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Post #5 by IBH » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:43 pm

Do Short. Bros (plant) Ltd still trade or have they been completely integerated into 'Multiserv' ?
http://www.harsco.com/businesses/divisi ... 6&DIVID=42


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Post #6 by martyn williams » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:49 pm

Hello IBH
Don't see their plant around anymore,they had a base at Llanwern steel works.I think the son runs plant up North.Scunthorpe possibly
Just bought that book on Ebay.Thanks for that.Can't wait to get it :thumbs_up:
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Post #7 by martyn williams » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:48 pm

Book arrived today.Very interesting photos. :thumbs_up:
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Post #8 by Gordon 2 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:19 pm

Martyn did you ever go up to nanty glo and see Fred Parnells 385 working ?
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Post #9 by martyn williams » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:18 am

No Tim,would have liked to have gone.
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Post #10 by tim » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:27 pm

Couple of Atkinson dumptrucks from the early 60's,one full width cab and one half cab :thumbs_up: Tim
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