Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Traction engine dredging


Asa Briggs, The Power of Steam, University of Chicago Press, 1982

A 1913 Fowler steam engine, dredging near Sheffield in 1968, blows off steam before winching in the mud scoop. 

Dredging was one of the few jobs available for the surviving traction engines. Youtube here.


VectorWarbirds said...

Well beats a team of horses but still a huge amount of manual labor unlike these:)

João Custódio said...

adding something to the pond