SU2662 : The beams, Crofton

taken 30 years ago, near to Crofton, Wiltshire, Great Britain

The beams, Crofton
The beams, Crofton
The defining feature of a beam engine - the beam. In this case, two of them.
The curved wooden structures keep the public away from the catch-wings as they swing in an arc. The catch-wings bring the engine to a halt in the event of an overstroke. Being non-rotative engines they require great skill and eternal watchfulness to prevent possible damage.
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SU2662, 178 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 October, 1987   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 January, 2008
Category
Steam engines   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 261 622 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.5395N 1:37.5408W
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