SJ3890 : Fireless loco at Crawford's biscuit factory 1965 - 1

taken 55 years ago, near to Liverpool, Great Britain

Fireless loco at Crawford's biscuit factory  1965  - 1
Fireless loco at Crawford's biscuit factory 1965 - 1
Bringing wagons out from the factory yard onto British Rail sidings.
Fireless Locomotive, Crawfords Biscuits, Liverpool

Fireless locomotives were typically used at sites where there was a risk of igniting flammable materials, such as flour dust. They are a normal steam locomotive except that the boiler is replaced with a pressure vessel which is filled by superheated water from a stationary boiler on site. Opening a regulator valve allowed the pressure to reduce slightly an resulted in the water evaporating into steam which was fed to the cylinders in the normal way. The lack of smoke exhaust was also an advantage in a 'clean' environment. A further advantage, even in comparison with a diesel locomotive, is that almost no energy is being lost when the locomotive is stationary.

The Crawfords locomotive was built by Andrew Barclay, no.1562, in 1917. After withdrawal it went to the Chasewater Railway for preservation, but sadly was scrapped in 1973.

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Date Taken
24 November 1965   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3837 9056 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4943N 2:55.7134W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3836 9051
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Shunting Locomotive  Fireless Locomotive  Biscuit Factory 

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