SJ7192 : Shunting Engine

taken 13 years ago, near to Cadishead, Salford, Great Britain

Shunting Engine
Shunting Engine
This old shunting engine used to work in the CWS soapworks at Irlam. It is an unusual 'fireless' type, manufactured by Peckett. It was used for shunting around the works, with its steam reservoir filled with steam from a boiler in the factory. This avoided the soot and fumes common to other engines. After the closure of the works it was given to the Local Authority and located in nearby Prince's Park where it became rather neglected and was seen as hazard to children (who had played on it for years!). With proposed improvements to the park the local Rotary Club "adopted" the engine and the road building firm building Phase II of the Irlam and Cadishead by-pass (Birse) offered to restore and relocate the engine to a display site by the new road.SJ71659226.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7165 9226 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.5818N 2:25.6865W
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