SJ7997 : SS Cliff Quay, Manchester Dry Docks

taken 35 years ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

SS Cliff Quay, Manchester Dry Docks
SS Cliff Quay, Manchester Dry Docks
SS Cliff Quay was a CEGB steam collier supplying coal to Ipswich and the South Coast. It was built in 1950 and dismantled at Manchester in 1983/4. This is the middle level of the single inverted vertical triple expansion engine built by the North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. This was a high efficiency reheater design with oscillating cam poppet valve gear on the high and intermediate pressure cylinders. This is the IP valve gear. The low pressure was unusually in the middle and had a slide valve. As I recall it we helped ourselves with torches and a large Metz flash gun. Cliff Quay was one of the last reciprocating steam engine powered cargo vessels and even seeing it in the breaker's yard was a great treat.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 1983   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 18 January, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Machine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 798 972 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.2741N 2:18.2654W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 798 972
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