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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 14th March, 2017)

Power in Motion


Power in Motion
Trencherfield Mill Engine

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S G VR)
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Comment by: Mick on 14th March 2017 at 00:02

You can this in motion by clicking this link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJwX1-w8hiM

Comment by: Gary Leece on 14th March 2017 at 07:55

Fred Dibnah would have liked that.

Comment by: Anne on 14th March 2017 at 08:59

I do remember Fred filming and including this drum in one of his TVs programmes.
Another one down to Oy.

Comment by: Kath on 14th March 2017 at 09:03

We saw this running once - awesome machinery!

Comment by: Garry on 14th March 2017 at 10:55

Fred Dibnah's been there, Gary. He did a Programme about it. Built by J and E Wood of Bolton.
Another great shot Dave.

Comment by: Fred Foster on 17th March 2017 at 16:10

We had 2 of these engines at Park Collieries. One driving the fan and one driving the generator. They were very quiet when they were running. In fact when the colliery was running it ran everything on steam generated from 6 Lancashire boilers, fuelled by slack coal they they couldn't sell

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