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Kerr Stuart
Kerr, Stuart and Company
Kerr, Stuart and Company
Ltd was a locomotive manufacturer from Stoke-on-Trent, England.Contents1 History 2 Notable Kerr, Stuart Employees 3 Kerr, Stuart standard designs3.1 Standard gauge designs 3.2 Narrow gauge designs4 Steam railmotors 5 Custom-built designs 6 Diesel locomotives 7 The company in liquidation 8 In popular culture 9 Preservation 10 References 11 External linksHistory[edit] It was founded in 1881 by James Kerr as "James Kerr & Company", and became "Kerr, Stuart & Company" from 1883 when John Stuart was taken on as a partner. The business started in Glasgow, Scotland, but during this time they were only acting as agents ordering locomotives from established manufacturers, among them Falcon, John Fowler & Co. and Hartley, Arnoux and Fanning. They bought the last-named company in 1892 and moved into the California Works in Stoke to begin building all their own locomotives
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Works Plate
A builder's plate is usually a metal plate that is attached to rolling stock, bogies, construction equipment, trucks, automobiles, large household appliances, bridges, ships and more. It gives such information as the name of the manufacturer, the place and country of manufacture, the model number, the serial number, as well as the date of manufacture or date of fabrication of the item or unit. Gallery[edit] New South Wales Government Railways
New South Wales Government Railways
Locomotive No. 1
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Aswan Low Dam
The Aswan
Aswan
Low Dam or Old Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam
is a gravity masonry buttress dam on the Nile River
Nile River
in Aswan, Egypt. The dam was built at the former first cataract of the Nile, and is located about 1000 km up-river and 690 km (direct distance) south-southeast of Cairo. When initially constructed between 1899 and 1902, nothing of its scale had ever been attempted; on completion, it was the largest masonry dam in the world. The dam was designed to provide storage of annual floodwater and augment dry season flows to support greater irrigation development[1] and population growth in the lower Nile. The dam, originally limited in height by conservation concerns, worked as designed, but provided inadequate storage capacity for planned development and was raised twice, between 1907 and 1912 and again in 1929–1933
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Ashover Light Railway
The Ashover Light Railway was a 1 ft 11 1⁄2 in (597 mm) narrow gauge railway in Derbyshire, England that connected Clay Cross and Ashover. It was built by the Clay Cross Company to transport minerals such as limestone, fluorite, barytes and gritstone to its works at Clay Cross and for transport around the country by the LMS.Contents1 History 2 Preservation society 3 Locomotives 4 The route 5 Stations and halts 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksHistory[edit]One of the Baldwin engines at Ashover, ca. 1948George Stephenson surveyed the route for the North Midland Railway between Derby and Leeds in the 1830s. The route passed close to Ashover where Stephenson saw the potential for the development of a colliery. He formed George Stephenson & Company in 1837 and built a colliery and coke ovens at Clay Cross which opened in 1840
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Vale Of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway
Vale of Rheidol Railway
(Welsh: Rheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway, opened in 1902, that runs for 11 3⁄4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth
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Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove
is a town in Worcestershire, England. The town is about 16 miles (26 km) north-east of Worcester
Worcester
and 13 miles (21 km) south-west of Birmingham
Birmingham
city centre
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Thomas Wicksteed
Thomas Wicksteed (26 January 1806 - 15 November 1871) was a notable English civil engineer of the 19th century. As engineer to the East London Waterworks Company he was responsible for introducing the Cornish pumping engine. He oversaw many improvements, and was approached for advice by a number of water companies elsewhere in the country, later turning his attention to the efficient handling of sewage. Career[edit] Born in Shrewsbury, the fourth son of John Wicksteed, he was educated at Shrewsbury School, and at sixteen years of age he was sent to London, to reside with his father's old friend, Arthur Aikin, Secretary of the Society of Arts, with whom he lived. He was articled to a mechanical engineer in Smithfield, and at the end of his apprenticeship, became an assistant to Henry R
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Kew Bridge Steam Museum
London
London
Museum of Water & Steam is an independent museum founded in 1975 as the Kew Bridge
Kew Bridge
Steam Museum. It was rebranded in early 2014 following a major investment project.[1] Situated on the site of the old Kew Bridge
Kew Bridge
Pumping Station in Brentford, near Kew Bridge
Kew Bridge
on the River Thames
River Thames
in West London, England, the museum is centred on a collection of stationary water pumping steam engines dating from 1820 to 1910. It is the home of the world’s largest collection of working Cornish engines, including the Grand Junction 90 inch, the largest such engine in the world
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Camber Railway
The Camber Railway was a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway in the Falkland Islands, in the South Atlantic; it was one of the most southerly railways in the world. The Camber Railway was constructed to support the Admiralty wireless station, supplying coal to generators; it ran along the north side of Stanley Harbour for about 3.5 miles (5.6 km).[2][1]Contents1 History 2 Fleet 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] There were two Kerr, Stuart and Company "Wren" class 0-4-0 engines.[2][1] The system fell into disuse after the wireless station was modernised. Parts of the infrastructure were used in the Falklands War; rails were taken for use in some defensive structures.[1] Fleet[edit]KS "Wren" class steam locomotives - 2 (KS 2388/15 and 2392/15) wooden wagon cars - 3 steam crane (on flar car) - 1 tipper wagon flat car wagonGallery[edit]Camber Railway, 1915-1922. The loco has 'Falkland Island Express' handwritten on the tank
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Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
(/ˈfɔːlklənd/; Spanish: Islas Malvinas, pronounced [ˈislas malˈβinas]) is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (483 kilometres) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,000 square kilometres), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland
West Falkland
and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The Falkland Islands' capital is Stanley on East Falkland. Controversy exists over the Falklands' discovery and subsequent colonisation by Europeans
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Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek
The South African Republic
Republic
(Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic
Republic
of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa
Southern Africa
from 1852 to 1902. The country defeated the British in what is often referred to as the First Boer War
First Boer War
and remained independent until the end of the Second Boer War
Second Boer War
on 31 May 1902, when it was forced to surrender to the British
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Firebox (locomotive)
In a steam engine, the firebox is the area where the fuel is burned, producing heat to boil the water in the boiler. Most are somewhat box-shaped, hence the name. The hot gases generated in the firebox are pulled through a rack of tubes running through the boiler.[1][2]Contents1 Steam locomotive
Steam locomotive
fire tube firebox1.1 Brick arch 1.2 Firetubes 1.3 Sheets and stays 1.4 Belpaire firebox 1.5 Wootten firebox 1.6 Combustion chamber 1.7 Fireman's duties 1.8 Gallery2 Road locomotive firebox 3 Stationary boiler firebox 4 Marine boiler firebox 5 See also 6 References Steam locomotive
Steam locomotive
fire tube firebox[edit]Diagramatic section through an earlier steam locomotive boiler and firebox to the right. Note the boiler is not fitted with a superheater.In the standard steam locomotive firetube type boiler, the firebox is surrounded by water space on five sides
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Anglo-Boer War
British victory[3][4]Treaty of VereenigingTerritorial changes British administration over The Orange Free State
Orange Free State
and the Transvaal in accordance with the Treaty of VereenigingBelligerents United Kingdom Cape Colony Natal Colony Rhodesia[a] Canada India New Zealand Australia New South Wales
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UK
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Talyllyn Railway
The Talyllyn Railway
Talyllyn Railway
(Welsh: Rheilffordd Talyllyn) is a narrow gauge preserved railway in Wales
Wales
running for 7.25 miles (11.67 km)[1] from Tywyn[a] on the Mid- Wales
Wales
coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of Abergynolwyn. The line was opened in 1865[3] to carry slate from the quarries at Bryn Eglwys
Bryn Eglwys
to Tywyn, and was the first narrow gauge railway in Britain authorised by Act of Parliament to carry passengers using steam haulage.[4][5] Despite severe under-investment,[6] the line remained open, and in 1951 it became the first railway in the world to be preserved as a heritage railway by volunteers.[7][8] Since preservation, the railway has operated as a tourist attraction, expanding its rolling stock through acquisition and an engineering programme to build new locomotives and carriages
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Namtu
Namtu (နမၼတူ) is a town situated in northern Shan State, Burma. It is famous for Bawdwin and Namtu silver mines. NamTu River is flowing across in the middle of town and the transportation from Namtu to Lashio or Namtu to Mandalay is by bus.[1][2]Contents1 History 2 Geology 3 Politics 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The Namtu Bawdwin Mines were the world's largest source of lead, and one of the world's largest sources of silver before the Second World War.[3] Before the British arrived in the 1880s, the Saopha of Tawngpeng controlled the mines at Namtu, although the mining work was undertaken not by the Palaung but by the Chinese from Yunnan Province across the border
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