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Railway Support Services
Montpellier House
Montpellier Drive
Cheltenham, Glos
GL50 1TY

Telephone: 0870 803 4651


Engine/Power Unit Lifting Beam

Railway Support Services are able to offer a power unit/engine lifting beam for hire.

The beam is available for hire on its own or with a set of lifting strops as a complete unit.

One of the sets of lifting strops we have available allow all Sulzer power units to be lifted, viz:
* Class 24, 25, 26 and 27;
* Class 33;
* Class 44, 45 and 46 ‘Peaks’;
* Class 47.

Along with the correct strops, power units from other locomotives, including 08, 20, 31, 37, 56 and 67, can be lifted.

Please note, that a crane will be required to be used for the power units lift. This can be arranged by the customer, alternatively Railway Support Services can arrange this on your behalf.

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Above: the lifting beam, ex-Crewe Works, in use reuniting the 32-tonne Sulzer 12LDA-28B power unit with Class 45 ‘Peak’ 45149.

The lifting beam and strops have been certified for use and a copy of the test certificate will be made available prior to hire.


If you would like more information on our lifting beam hire or to discuss your specific requirements, please call us on 07794 480410 or e-mail