There seem to be a number of steam cranes located on heritage railways but very few appear to be in working order. Do any railways actually use these items for their original purpose? How many of these machines have actually been preserved on heritage railways? I believe that there are operationally dead steam cranes on the East Somerset, the Bluebell and the EVR. Is there still a chance of my seeing a working steam crane anywhere on a British heritage railway in 2015?