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HRS 1667 Trafford Park, Taylor Brothers Steel works c1970

"This is THE HEAT TREATMENT DEPT. After the forging process the wheels were put into wagons (this was at the end of the video) then they were transported by a Loco to the heat treatment dept.
They were stacked on a bogie and put into the heat treatment re-heat bogie furnaces.
When they reached the required temp. They were lifted out and dipped into a large tank containing quenching oil and after a specified time lifted out.
This process annealed the wheels that were under stress from forging".
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Keywords:MRIAS, axles, birt howarth, engineering, forging, furnaces, manchester, manchester region industrial archaeology society, open-hearth, railway wheels, railways, rolling-mills, steam engines, steel works, trafford park

HRS 1667 Trafford Park, Taylor Brothers Steel works c1970