SW6831 : Poldark Mine -floating bridge steam engine

taken 34 years ago, near to Trenear, Cornwall, Great Britain

Poldark Mine -floating bridge steam engine.
Poldark Mine -floating bridge steam engine.
This is one of two engines from the Woolston floating bridges that were preserved at Poldark Mine, Wendron. This is from Vessel No. 9 and is a twin beam overhead beam engine by Mordey, Carney & Co, Southampton, 1900 (although another source gives the builders as Day, Summers of Southampton). This is a compound with cylinders 9 & 18 x 3 stroke. The vessel hauled itself along a steel rope. It was retired about 1960.
This engine and the other floating bridge engine are now in a Southampton City Council store.

These two engines are unique in the UK and it is a shame they are not on display.

PS - ignore the label on the fence describing this a high speed engine - it's nothing of the sort.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 October, 1985   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 August, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 682 314 [100m precision]
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