Icon of Irish rail freight consigned to history
Waterford Crane Hire at work in Sallypark yard at Waterford in Ireland. Image WCHWaterford Crane Hire image as published on Facebook
Towering over the Irish port of Waterford for the best part of half a century, the gantry container crane has been as much a part of the skyline as Trinity Cathedral on Barronstrand Street. Now the last rites have been spoken for the industrial giant, almost as famous as the great twin shipbuilding cranes in Belfast harbour. Outdated and out of use, the gantry was dismantled over Christmas in time for a new start at the new year for Waterford’s rail terminal.
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