NS4408 : Fireless Steam at Waterside

taken 5 years ago, near to Waterside, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

Fireless Steam at Waterside
Fireless Steam at Waterside
Fireless steam locomotive No8, an 0-4-0 built in Kilmarnock by Andrew Barclay, was running at the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre’s open day at Waterside in May 2016. Powered by steam contained in a large tank, these locomotives were used to maintain safety in situations with explosion risks, such as underground coal mines or munitions factories. There was no risk from a fireless locomotive, as a tank of hot water and steam cannot explode and the engine could not produce sparks. The demonstration at Waterside, hauling a gunpowder wagon, certainly was authentic. No8 is the only operational fireless locomotive in Britain.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 June, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4431 0822 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:20.5967N 4:27.3958W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4427 0825
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