SE3618 : Walton Colliery - steam powered air compressor

near to Walton, Wakefield, Great Britain

Walton Colliery - steam powered air compressor
Walton Colliery - steam powered air compressor
This magnificent machine was at one end of this colliery's power house. It was an inverted vertical compound steam engine with the steam cylinders direct coupled to two stage compressor cylinders below. It was built by Belliss & Morcom of Birmingham in 1922 as No. 1445 (the compressors were numbered on a different list to the steam engines). The steam cylinders were 23" & 33" x 17" and it developed 715 indicated horsepower at 250 rpm. The steam pressure is thought to have been 150 psi. It was disused by 1977 and scrapped in 1982 following the closure of the colliery and the failure of plans to preserve the site (never an easy proposition).
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Wednesday, 4 June, 1980   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 October, 2012
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Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 360 182 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.5434N 1:27.4037W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 360 182
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