ROYSTON VASEY RECIPROCATING ENGINEERS

Kahlila at the end of a very long and tiring day firing the boiler of the Leawood pumping engine. She will hand fire for anybody who will let her  but particularly liked here because the boilers are of the locomotive type put in by the Midland Railway and require a different technique to the Lancashire Boilers she has fired up to now. It was a long day because we arrived at the crack of dawn to light up the fire and gently get steam up. She surprised the Leawood crew by producing Boilermakers eggs all round at lunchtime on her firing shovel.(Done at home in a frying pan on a gas cooker they lack that nice smoky flavour)

She worried Master Li and me on the way home by the remark “I’m ready for a railway locomotive now!!”

ROYSTON VASEY RECIPROCATING ENGINEERS

Kahlila had been most envious of Master Li’s and my trip down the drift mine at Apedale. It was inevitable that she would organise one to include her. She somehow managed to persuade the owner of a little drift mine over Barnsley way to let The Reciprocating Engineers  go down with him on his  Sunday  Inspection trip. How she got round Health & Stupidity I hesitate to guess. She wore what she called her Steampunk Miners Outfit. Master Li and I in our usual scruff. Grand  day out Grommit. Thanks Kahlila.

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.
From HERE  & HERE

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.

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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 

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PS:— Don’t you just love the cab of that hydraulic crane, like a little holiday chalet.

From HERE  & HERE