SD9311 : Ellenroad Mill Engine

taken 8 years ago, near to Newhey, Rochdale, Great Britain

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Ellenroad Mill Engine
Ellenroad Mill Engine
In bits, the trust want to erect a building and restore this large engine but it's some years away.

"large Buckley & Taylor horizontal twin tandem compound engine from Fern Mill, Shaw is to be re-erected at the Ellenroad site. It is the only Buckley & Taylor engine in the UK and very typical of the company’s early large engine design. The engine was built in 1884 with all slide valve cylinders and gear drive from the flywheel rim. It was rated at 1200 hp. It was rebuilt by its makers in 1905 with new Corliss valve cylinders with Buckley & Taylor’s trip gear. As rebuilt, the cylinders were 22” & 48” x 72” and it developed c1500 hp on steam at 160 psi. Cotton spinning ceased in 1939 but the mill was subsequently used for government work. From about 1943 the engine ran non-condensing on the high pressure cylinders only and then it was stopped by a major crack in the crankshaft in about 1954." C.Allen
Ellenroad Mill
The Mill has gone but the engine survives.
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Sunday, 4 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 March, 2012
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