NZ2154 : Beamish - colliery winding engine

taken 36 years ago, near to Beamish, County Durham, Great Britain

Beamish - colliery winding engine
Beamish - colliery winding engine
Beamish is home to a spectacular open air museum that includes a Victorian colliery. The winding engine was relocated from the original pit nearby and is now demonstrated in steam. The winding engine is one of the eponymous Durham winders - a vertical single cylinder engine with Z-link parallel motion that is credited to Phineas Crowther. It was built in 1855 by J & G Joicey. The cylinder is 24" x 60" and fitted with Cornish valves operated by plug-rod gear. This view is no longer possible without permission from the museum as there is no longer public access to the upper levels.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 July, 1983   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2197 5430 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:52.9785N 1:39.5450W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2197 5430
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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