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

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  • Peter S
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    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'



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  • Peter S
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    Here is a wheel lathe



    Impressive lifting hooks



    Lifting hooks in action

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

    Frank

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

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  • wierdscience
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    Whats scary about that last photo is the cast iron bridge rail

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  • Peter S
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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

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