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Richards and Wallington

Post #1 by martyn williams » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:53 am

Just wondered what happened to this company.They had a few RB 22's on NCB sites in the 1970's in South Wales.Any photos out there ?
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Post #2 by DaveS » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:27 pm

Martyn,

R & W became part of the British Crane Hire Corporation (BCHC) along with several other hirers in an attempt to 'cover the nation'. Caledonian Crane Hire up here was another hirer swallowed up.

Full story here: http://www.contractjournal.com/Articles/1995/07/27/26509/where-are-they-now.html

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Post #3 by martyn williams » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:37 pm

Thanks for that information David.I remember all their R B cranes were painted black instead of the RB red on the lower half of the crane cab.
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Post #4 by tim » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:22 am

22RB ICD lifting crane with 80ft boom.
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Post #5 by martyn williams » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:58 pm

Thanks for posting the photo Tim :thumbup:
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Post #6 by modelman093 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:09 am

B100 LOADER wrote:Just wondered what happened to this company.They had a few RB 22's on NCB sites in the 1970's in South Wales.Any photos out there ?
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Fairly sure that at one time they ran some D8s and scrapers - would have been mid-sixty's.
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Post #7 by tim » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:17 pm

modelman093 wrote:
B100 LOADER wrote:Just wondered what happened to this company.They had a few RB 22's on NCB sites in the 1970's in South Wales.Any photos out there ?
Martyn


Fairly sure that at one time they ran some D8s and scrapers - would have been mid-sixty's.
Angus

I thought they only had cranes Angus but obviously not here's an IH dozer and box of theirs at work
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This Mack low loader new in 1966 later had it's livery changed to that of RK Crisp, an R&W subsidiary which did international and heavy haulage with depots in Birmingham and Southampton
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Post #8 by Neversweat » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:39 pm

tim wrote:
modelman093 wrote:
B100 LOADER wrote:Just wondered what happened to this company.They had a few RB 22's on NCB sites in the 1970's in South Wales.Any photos out there ?
Martyn


Fairly sure that at one time they ran some D8s and scrapers - would have been mid-sixty's.
Angus

I thought they only had cranes Angus but obviously not here's an IH dozer and box of theirs at work
RW3.jpg
This Mack low loader new in 1966 later had it's livery changed to that of RK Crisp, an R&W subsidiary which did international and heavy haulage with depots in Birmingham and Southampton
RW2.jpg
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Thats some sort of archive you have Tim :thumbup: Hope your lofts reinforced :D :D

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Post #9 by tim » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:47 pm

Thats some sort of archive you have Tim :thumbup: Hope your lofts reinforced :D :D

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I haven't got that much stuff now Steve i've chucked away lots of old mags etc over the years and wish i hadn't :thumbdown: Tim


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Re: Richards and Wallington

Post #10 by cat375 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:02 am

tim wrote:
modelman093 wrote:
B100 LOADER wrote:Just wondered what happened to this company.They had a few RB 22's on NCB sites in the 1970's in South Wales.Any photos out there ?
Martyn


Fairly sure that at one time they ran some D8s and scrapers - would have been mid-sixty's.
Angus

I thought they only had cranes Angus but obviously not here's an IH dozer and box of theirs at work
RW3.jpg
This Mack low loader new in 1966 later had it's livery changed to that of RK Crisp, an R&W subsidiary which did international and heavy haulage with depots in Birmingham and Southampton
RW2.jpg
:thumbup: Tim

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