SW6831 : Poldark Mine -floating bridge steam engine

taken 31 years ago, near to Trenear, Cornwall, Great Britain

Poldark Mine -floating bridge steam engine.
Poldark Mine -floating bridge steam engine., taken 31 years ago
This is one of two engines from the Woolston floating bridges that were preserved at Poldark Mine, Wendron. This is from Vessel No. 9 and is a twin beam overhead beam engine by Mordey, Carney & Co, Southampton, 1900 (although another source gives the builders as Day, Summers of Southampton). This is a compound with cylinders 9 & 18 x 3 stroke. The vessel hauled itself along a steel rope. It was retired about 1960.
This engine and the other floating bridge engine are now in a Southampton City Council store.

These two engines are unique in the UK and it is a shame they are not on display.

PS - ignore the label on the fence describing this a high speed engine - it's nothing of the sort.
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Tuesday, 15 October, 1985   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 August, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 682 314 [100m precision]
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