ROYSTON VASEY RECIPROCATING ENGINEERS
Kahlila was thrilled when she found this picture in the National Railway Museum’s Collection. It shows a Galloway boiler be lifted off a flat wagon at the Poplar Docks of the North London Railway in the 1900’s.She was thrilled because she learned to hand fire with a Galloway boiler down at Papplewick Pumping Station. Pic Below
She was proud that the boiler she fired was still with the original Galloway firedoor and grate. She told us that Galloways were the best steam raisers of any Lancashire boiler because of their Patent water tubes criss crossing the flues and extracting maximum heat from the fire,
Galloway, a Manchester firm, were world famous for their boilers and built steam engines too.
Galloway’s Boiler Shop which produced a boiler a day.
Picture Below. Galloway cross compound stationary steam engine. This is in Textile Mill Engine gallery, at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Manchester. It was built in 1926 by W & J Galloway and installed at Elm Street Mill, Burnley
PS:— Don’t you just love the cab of that hydraulic crane, like a little holiday chalet.
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