SK2755 : Middleton Top Engine

taken 8 years ago, near to Middleton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Middleton Top Engine
Middleton Top Engine
The boilers. The unfortunate boilerman would have had to working in all weathers without shelter. These are Cornish boilers, with a single firetube through each boiler. The hot gases flow to the far end of the tube before returning under the boiler to this end. They then turn back along side flues to the back of the boiler before finding their way up the chimney. The square openings at the sides of the boilers are the access manholes into the bottom and side flues. At regular intervals these have to be cleaned of soot and ash.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
Category
Boiler house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2758 5518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.5873N 1:35.3767W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2758 5518
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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