NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - clutch trouble

taken 4 years ago, near to Threlkeld, Cumbria, Great Britain

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - clutch trouble
Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - clutch trouble
The 1909 Ruston steam navvy that was formerly at Museum of Lincolnshire Life is now at Threlkeld and has been restored with the aid of a lottery grant. It was in steam for the annual steam gala but a severely slipping clutch meant that it gave a poor showing of itself. Here we see two of the crew looking at the offending item. The small green cylinder is a steam cylinder that operates the clutch on the main drum shaft.
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
Threlkeld Quarry, which is situated three miles east of Keswick, originally opened in 1870 to supply railway ballast to the Penrith-Keswick line. Later, the stone was used by the Manchester Corporation Waterworks for their Thirlmere scheme, for railway ballast for the Crewe-Carlisle line, for roadstone, kerbing and for facing buildings with dressed stone. The granite quarry finally closed in 1982 and is now the site for the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum which is run by a group of volunteers.

The extensive quarry site has ample space for the display of the unique collection of vintage excavators and old quarry machinery. The 2ft gauge mineral railway has been relaid and provides a ride into the inner quarry for visitors to view the quarry faces in safety.

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Saturday, 25 July, 2015   (more nearby)
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Monday, 27 July, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 328 243 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.5627N 3:2.4605W
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