Sunday, August 31, 2014
River Don Steam Engine, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England - 16 August, 2014
http://ift.tt/1nfZuaF The River Don Engine is a 1905-built steam engine used for hot rolling steel armour plate. It is a 3-cylinder simple engine of 40 inches (1.0 m) diameter, 48 inches (1.2 m) stroke. At its operating steam pressure of 160psi, it developed 12,000 horsepower (8.9 MW), and was able to reverse from full speed in 2 seconds. The rapid reverse was an essential feature of an engine used for rolling, as delays would result in cooling of the workpiece. This engine was one of four built to the same design, one going overseas to the Japanese Government, one to John Brown's Atlas plant, and the destination of the final one being unaccounted for. It is claimed to be one of the most powerful steam engines ever built, and the most powerful remaining in Europe. To read more about the River Don Engine click here: http://ift.tt/1lqTgsO ; To read more about Kelham Island Museum click here: http://ift.tt/1nfZuqV ; To read more about Sheffield click here: http://ift.tt/SspK2m ; If you liked this film there are many more like it on my YouTube channel http://ift.tt/1uTkpb0 please check out my channel and subscribe to my videos by clicking the red subscribe button. You can also find my travel films and photography updates on the following: Facebook: http://ift.tt/1qnoMEq please like my Facebook page; WordPress: http://ift.tt/1uTkpb3 please follow my blog by clicking the +Follow link; Tumblr: http://ift.tt/1w6b7dl please follow my blog by clicking the +Follow button; Blogger: http://ift.tt/1qnoMUM please follow my blog by bookmarking the page; Google+ just add +stuartmoss ; and You can follow my travels on Twitter @mosstraveltv or by visiting http://ift.tt/1uTkprA .