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Crewe Works in the Age of Steam

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  • Crewe Works in the Age of Steam

    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.

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

    Here is a disaster with a wooden gantry crane

  • #2
    Whats scary about that last photo is the cast iron bridge rail
    I just need one more tool,just one!


    • #3
      At first glance I thought the grinder was a foot operated treadle type machine. Whew!


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


      • #4
        Here is a wheel lathe

        Impressive lifting hooks

        Lifting hooks in action


        • #5
          Crewe machine shop

          lathes for turning brass parts

          Crewe tyre mill

          Crewe locomotive boiler

          Crewe rail mill

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


          • #6
            Nine men to fit a small tyre?
            I wonder how many it took to fit a large driver?

            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.