SE2521 : Wm Greenwood, Providence Mills - steam engine

taken 35 years ago, near to Dewsbury, Kirklees, Great Britain

Wm Greenwood, Providence Mills - steam engine
Wm Greenwood, Providence Mills - steam engine
This horizontal tandem compound mill engine was disused in 1983 but was restored a few years later by Chris Evans and Paul Akrigg. It was then run on occasional open days but is now no longer regularly accessible and hasn't run for many years. It was built as a single cylinder engine by W & J Cardwell of Dewsbury (the only survivor) and compounded by Woodhouse & Mitchell of Brighouse. It is unusual in that it always appears to have run non-condensing.
I am not sure if it was on this visit that a group of us ran this engine after the boiler man asked us if we could run it. Fortunately one of our number had considerable experience in preserved stationary engine operation and we managed to safely warm it, oil it and run it for a few minutes. Being non-condensing made it relatively docile even off load.

A restored view can be seen here - SE2521 : Steam engine, Providence Mills.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 December, 1983   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 20 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Machine 
Place (from Tags)
Dewsbury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2582 2136 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.2835N 1:36.6302W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2582 2136
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