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  1. A cement train jumped the points at Midland Station at the North end on the 11 November. Seventeen Wagons came off the rails and one turned over ripping the wheels out of the mounting! Somebody filmed it the same day
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  2. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9F_9ck-uOgc https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9F_9ck-uOgc
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  3. Since 1973 Sheffield has had its own local steam society / club which is concerned not with rail but more with road steam and traction engines. The "Sheffield and District Steam Society" was formed in 1973 and has put on a steam rally almost every year since (floods prevented an event in 2007!) In recent years the name has changed to "Sheffield Steam and Vintage Club" to emphasise its interest in other aspects of local transport and not just steam. The early rallies were held at Oakes Park until a dispute with the council over Sunday trading forced them out of the City to Walesw
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  4. https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/industrial-sites/35780-whirlow-mill-sheffield-january-2018-a.html?s=d05c1aa546c874aeb1cfa35f141e1d93
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  5. Went for a lockdown walk yesterday to a couple of the locations shown on your water wheel app. We walked up through Ecclesall Woods past Rycroft Mill, not a lot to see there! carried on up to Whirlow Bridge, had a look around the excelent Whinfell Quarry Gardens, before taking the footpath past the Whirlow Wheel and Mill Pond. The path follows the Limb Brook (originally called "Fenny Brook") up the valley to where the Brook rises at Ringinglow Came across a bit of info about the Wheel on this derelict places website. https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/industrial-sites/35780-w
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  6. The station was opened, without ceremony, on 1 February 1870 and the first down train to arrive was the 06.15 from St.Pancras. The local press commented; " We have witnessed more fuss over the opening of a drinking fountain". Contemporary descriptions describe "rock faced wall stones...tool dressed and in the style of architecture...Grecian with Gothic headings>An iron and glass roof above the four 700ft x 30ft platforms was supported on 42 columns and a 105ft footbridge was provided. Two open docks were built at the north and a single covered dock at the southern end. Three signal boxes we
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  7. Excellent, "JonathanF", here it is for all who wish to search, Pinder Brothers of Sheffield used the trademark "Pinro". Kalfred
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  8. Not really familiar with this miniature engine at all At appears to be in 3" scale (thats 3" to the foot, or if you prefer, quarter size) It also seems to have the look of a Burrell single cylinder agricultural engine of about 6nhp. The miniature is not full completed as its boiler lacks its lagging and cladding as well as its final coat of paint (typically green on this sort of engine). The engine is being prepared for steaming. That extension on the chimney which is forcing smoke out sideways from the top is a "blower". This is a small electric fan, often powered from a car bat
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  9. This engine is Fowler works number 15462 made by Fowlers of Leeds in 1919, registered for the road as AD 9162 and carrying the name "AJAX" (The ancient Greek hero, not the cleaning powder). It is a 7nhp (nominal horse power) A9 class road locomotive weighing around 12 tons. It is owned by Mr. Middlewood.
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  10. Dave I have a friend who I met through a local forums photography group, he's a very keen photographer and he did make a visit to the steam rally. These are a few of Paul's photos that he very kindly gave the permission to post up on here. all photos taken by Paul Buckley
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  11. quote name='Gramps' post='26445' date='Nov 1 2008, 03:39 PM']I bet he's chuntering about the old buses not having wheelchair access Many people of my age will remember steam waggons in use on the roads in the late 1940s - especially the brewers drays. Not sure which was the more exciting to a small boy - a horse-drawn dray or a steam dray. I once saw a photo of a steam tram, but it may not have been a Sheffield tram, being used as a snow-plough I think; and I remember my grandfather taking me to some works in Attercliffe where he did his apprenticeship to show me a steam-driven tilt ha
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