SJ5183 : 250 Ton Crane, Manchester Ship Canal

taken 28 years ago, near to Runcorn, Halton, Great Britain

250 Ton Crane, Manchester Ship Canal
250 Ton Crane, Manchester Ship Canal
The crane was built in 1937 in the Netherlands but the steam plant is British through and through. The big engine is an Ashworth and Parker of Bury compound driving a pair of dynamos for the Ward Leonard DC system driving the crane's lifting drums. The engine in the background is disused and drove the salvage compressor. Steam is raised in a hand fired twin furnace Scotch boiler.
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SJ5183, 207 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 January, 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 March, 2008
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Steam engines   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 515 832 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.6076N 2:43.7959W
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