SK5732 : Great Central Railway Ruddington - beam engine

taken 21 years ago, near to Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Great Central Railway Ruddington - beam engine
Great Central Railway Ruddington - beam engine
This transport heritage centre is not all railways and somehow or other we came to hear of a beam engine tucked away in a shed and not generally on public display. Our journey was rewarded with this quite pretty little engine that is sadly missing its flywheel. It was originally installed in Nicholson's Gin Distillery, Finsbury, London and was by an unknown maker, possibly in the 1850s. It has a simple slide valve cylinder of 10" x 3' (according to the late George Watkins) and was of about 20 horsepower. It was on display at Loughborough University in the department of Electrical Engineering but at some point came to find itself at Ruddington.
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Sunday, 16 August, 1998   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 12 January, 2011
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Steam engines   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5735 3231 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.1120N 1:8.9495W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5735 3231
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