"Crane at a London, Midland & Scottish Railway goods depot, 25 July 1930. "
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"Cranes are an invaluable piece of equipment used in goods depots and docks, for unloading and loading containers and goods from wagons. At this time crane technology was being developed to make loading and unloading wagons easier. This meant that more goods could be brought through the ports and distributed more quickly."