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Peter S
02-26-2004, 08:36 AM
I have a book which is a pictorial tribute to the famous Crewe Works where many locomotives were built from1843 right up until the end of steam.
The book is "A Pictorial Tribute to Crewe Works In The Age of Steam", by Edward Talbot. I hope he doesn't mind me showing a few of the two hundred-odd plates.

The first one struck me as being quite an unusual photo - the ingredients that go into making a locomotive. They did everything at Crewe, including making steel and rolling it.

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_loco_ingredients_138.jpg

Here is another striking photo, this guy is getting right into his grinding

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_works_grinder_105.jpg

Here is a disaster with a wooden gantry crane

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_works_crane_07.jpg

wierdscience
02-26-2004, 10:56 PM
Whats scary about that last photo is the cast iron bridge rail http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

PolskiFran
02-27-2004, 01:47 AM
At first glance I thought the grinder was a foot operated treadle type machine. Whew! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Frank

[This message has been edited by PolskiFran (edited 02-27-2004).]

Peter S
02-27-2004, 08:25 AM
Here is a wheel lathe

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_wheel_lathe_107.jpg

Impressive lifting hooks

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_lifting_hooks_165.jpg

Lifting hooks in action

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_lifting_loco_166.jpg

Peter S
02-27-2004, 08:42 AM
Crewe machine shop

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_works_machine_shop_09.jpg

lathes for turning brass parts

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_small_brass_lathes_08.jpg

Crewe tyre mill

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_tyre_mill_102.jpg

Crewe locomotive boiler

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_boiler_61.jpg

Crewe rail mill

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/crewe_rail_mill_103.jpg

This is what it was all about, one of the many thousands of fine locomotives from the Crewe Works, 'The Royal Scot'

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/PeterS/LMS_Royal__Scot_ex_Crewe_Works_34.jpg

John Stevenson
02-27-2004, 09:57 AM
Nine men to fit a small tyre?
I wonder how many it took to fit a large driver?