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HRS 492 Leigh, Parsonage pit winding engine 1970s

Parsonage Colliery near Leigh in Lancashire won coal from a considerable depth. The cages were wound to the surface using a huge steam engine with a winding drum and cable. The steam engine is a twin-horizontal engine by Markham 1920, with 40 inch cylinders, 7ft stroke, drop valves, and semi-conical winding drum that oeprated on no 2 shaft. A similar giant engine by Galloways worked no 1 shaft. SD650006.

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Keywords:Galloways, Lancashire, Leigh, Parsonage colliery, coal mining, coal-mining, coalmining, engineering, engineers, steam engines

HRS 492 Leigh, Parsonage pit winding engine 1970s