NX9827 : British Steel Corporation Moss Bay Works - steam rolling mill engine

near to Harrington, Cumbria, Great Britain

British Steel Corporation Moss Bay Works - steam rolling mill engine
British Steel Corporation Moss Bay Works - steam rolling mill engine
This was the last reversing rolling mill engine in a British steel works and it was due to be retired within a week or so. So this was a real last ditch effort to see it at work, including overnight bus and rail travel. This duplex engine was built by Davy Bros, Sheffield c1890 and rebuilt by Walker Bros, Wigan in 1944. It produced 1200 horsepower from piston valve cylinders 32" bore by 48" stroke. The reversing gear was Allan straight link and there was a steam reverser on the frame more or less in the centre of the picture.
George Watkins published a picture of this but you are unlikely to see many others.

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1981
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Friday, 13 November, 1981   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 20 June, 2012
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Workington 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 987 273 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.8376N 3:34.2446W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 987 273
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Steam Engine  Stationary Steam Engine  Rolling Mill  Steel Rolling Mill  Works  British Steel Corporation 

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