Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 17th April, 2013)
A triple-expansion four-cylinder steam engine by J & E Wood of Bolton built in 1907.
Churning out its massive 2,500 horse power to feed the ever hungry machinery of Trencherfield Mill, it played an instrumental role in Wigan’s industrial development.
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D700 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S VR)
Theres a video here of the mill engine moving,,
Beautiful steam engine,I think that steam as the heart of the
"Industrial 'Evolution'" It made England.
Spectacular pic Dave....one definitely for the steam buffs....cheers!!
It reminds me of the opening scene in the film Spring and Port Wine.
yet another fine example of daves talent
These twin tandem horizontal engines, worked hard driving thousands of spindles and electricity for the mill until the late 1960s. Both engines (cylinders) are now owned by Wigan Council and have been fully restored. The cylinder on the left is Rina and Helen to the right, they both produce 2,500hp and drive a 26ft fly wheel weighing 70 tonnes...more power than eight HGV trucks put together. Good photo Dave.
When I was videoing them I was told that those lights where the first electric lights in Wigan
Steam made England, but Maggie Thatcher unmade it...
The Colours are a little too saturated. Makes it look like a cartoon.
Dave, very interesting photograph,I must confess I be never visited, this had whetted my appetite and I shall put this right in the next few weeks. Mick, that's also intriguing about the lights.
Nothing captures the detail like a still photograph. And this is an excellent example. Fantastic, Oy.
Great photo Dave, very interesting engine. I think that the green is a little too strong - however, photography is subjective and a matter of personal taste.
Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine
Steaming Days 2013/14
Steaming Date & Time
Sunday 28th April 13:00-14:00
Monday 6th May 11:00-17:00 Heritage Day
Sunday 26th May 13:00-14:00
Sunday 16th June 13:00-14:00
Have you seen my comment at 21:05 on yesterday`s P-a-D?
Those curtains look totally out of place.
Colin, she's actually a triple expansion engine. The two cylinders to the right are the same size - these are the low prssure cylinders. The two on the left are the high pressure cylinder and the intermediate pressure cylinder.
I always feel I'm in a Church in this lovely old building.You do it great credit,Oy.
Ernest, thank you very much for the information , it's good of you to take the trouble to find out. I shall certainly visit on one of the days.
Sorry only just looked at your question of yesterday ,no it wasn't me you saw on Monday,I'm very often in that part of town visiting The History Shop,but not yesterday, I must have a double. Kind regards ,Tom.
Ernest Can you just go along on those dates or do you have to book.
Loz..A horizontal twin tandem 2,500hp with a "triple expansion" compound condensing steam.
MarieM, no need to book, just go there.
Tom, I think we all have a double!
Thanks folks :)
Those that don't like plenty of colour would be advised to put their sunglasses on before logging on for tomorrow's photo - hehehe :)
Eckersleys Steam Engine was the biggest I ever saw, Standing alongside it, felt like the room was moving. A 30ft flywheel weighing in at 100 tons. They should have kept that one
False colour definitely spoils what would have been a great photo.
Almost right, the two at the back are low pressure, the front left hand is high and the front right hand intermediate. The two low are slightly bigger then the intermediate.