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Graham



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated. I've always known this as the Clee Hill Incline, but Ditton Priors is the nearest village, so I suppose either name will do.


22366475_1659268210784276_6439848863889496313_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billingsley, c.1915


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jackfield 1952


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No railway connection here, but I thought it was such an unusual subject it was worth including.
First World War tank being cut up for scrap, possibly in Brintons Park, Kidderminster.
No further information available. The war memorial at St Mary's in Kidderminster was dedicated in 1922, so this could possibly be a temporary memorial that was scrapped at that time, but that is just a guess.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll put this here because it doesn't really fit anywhere else.
1921 map of Railways of Shropshire, looking very much like a Tolkien map of The Shire.


23376610_2010575792560566_2112530336810973206_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
No railway connection here, but I thought it was such an unusual subject it was worth including.
First World War tank being cut up for scrap, possibly in Brintons Park, Kidderminster.
No further information available. The war memorial at St Mary's in Kidderminster was dedicated in 1922, so this could possibly be a temporary memorial that was scrapped at that time, but that is just a guess.


23168062_10159448084310517_3257995427508799895_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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Just imagine how much that tank could be worth today if it had not been cut up!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same could be said for everything from Supermarine Spitfires to broad gauge locomotives.
The trick is to recognise what's worthless now, but will be worth a fortune in the future.
And have somewhere to store it of course...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broseley Tileries, near Ironbridge, 1960s


23722747_1946796238865267_1119426064348905259_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some doubts about it being Broseley, given the prominence of the hills in the background - Broseley is itself on a hilltop, and it's downhill in pretty much every direction.

(I know you took this from the original post; I intend to mention this to them!)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
I'll put this here because it doesn't really fit anywhere else.
1921 map of Railways of Shropshire, looking very much like a Tolkien map of The Shire.


23376610_2010575792560566_2112530336810973206_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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Arley is missing, presumably because it isn't in Shropshire although Bewdley is shown.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there's no Stourport either, it looks like they've only included the principal stations in the surrounding counties.

I had my doubts about that being the Wrekin as well as it certainly looks like an isolated peak when viewed from the top of Clee Hill or any of the other vantage points round here. I thought maybe it looks different from that direction.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinlet Colliery, undated, but it closed in 1937.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Severn Trows at Bridgnorth. Undated, but I don't think they lasted long after the railway opened, so almost certainly 19th century.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm breaking my own rules here as these are probably not local.
I found them in a children's encyclopedia with no date or other details and I don't recognise the pictures of the dams as being those in the Elan Valley.
I'm including them here as they are rare photos of the construction of a pipeline similar to the one that crosses the SVR near Folly Point.

A couple of observations;
The pipes appear to arrive on site as three sections lap joint riveted together with flanges on the ends to bolt to the next set of three. The ones abandoned by the side of the SVR look to be the same.
The travelling gantry looks to be on rails and there's a stack of pipes in the distance. I'm not sure if they are being loaded or unloaded from the wagon or how they get to or from the gantry. The slinging method looks about as safe as the trench shoring!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another undated one from Coalbrookdale.
They look like two cylinder compound steam powered water pumps to me, with a couple of unusual features. The flywheels look a bit like the paddles on a water wheel, maybe they drive some sort of toothed belt, although I've never seen anything like that before.
The two in the centre appear to have a belt driving pulley in the centre of the crankshaft, which must make changing a belt a more complicated job. They appear to have partly got round this with the one centre right by only supporting the crankshaft on one side.


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