Ransomes ITW Shunter

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Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #1 by expeatfarmer » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:16 am

After many years of searching I have finally managed to obtain a Ransomes Industrial Wheeled tractor that is fitted with an inboard Boughton winch. This machine was used by British Rail at Brighton Station for shunting trucks, the winch was used to start them moving and then towed with the four wheel drive. Does anyone have any information about the rail use of these machines as I gather they were used in numerous shunting yards.
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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #2 by expeatfarmer » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:48 pm

There are now 30+ machines entered for the 80th Anniversary display to be staged at Tractor World Malvern 27th 28th February,there will be some very rare machines on display along with a number of the Whitlock Ransomes machines. Entries close on Monday so please e mail if you have a machine you would like to display. If not please bring along some photos of your machine/machines that we can post on the "Absent Machines " display board.


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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #3 by hair bear » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:12 pm

Sorry, didn't know anything about the 80th anniversary until now otherwise I would have tried to get there.
Nice find. So how does the four wheel drive work on the shunter? I'm assuming the colour is 'BR blue without yellow ends'!


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Post #4 by expeatfarmer » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:54 pm

There is still time to enter if you crack on and e mail a form.
The ITW is driven by chains from the front wheels to the rear, steering is via brakes on the diff which drives the front wheels, have just refitted it's original drayton diesel engine and hope to have it in as found but running condition at Malvern hope to see you there.


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Post #5 by expeatfarmer » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:44 pm

Finally managed to get it up and running with its original Drayton Diesel engine. The electric start is a real bonus. Went for a ride up the road throttle is a bit stiff but put that down to new governor.
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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #6 by Mrsmackpaul » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:20 am

top job what did the shunt with these I think of railway rolling stock but it looks to small to me

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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #7 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:55 am

Great job :thumbup: what a lovely little piece of kit. :thumbup:

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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #8 by expeatfarmer » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:05 am

This tractor was e British Rail Brighton Station yard they were used for shunting standard rail trucks using the winch to get things moving and then tow, some were fitted with a pusher blade frame front and rear.


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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #9 by expeatfarmer » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:47 am

Found an action shot of the ITW shunter.
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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #10 by Mrsmackpaul » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:04 pm

thats amazing how much it can shift what a great little machine

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