winding engine


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winding engine

[′wīnd·iŋ ‚en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
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Learn, too, about the history of coal mining in CAERPHILLY and see the Victorian winding engine at work.
Check out Scotland's fine history right up to the present day, with highlights including the largest winding engine, films and more.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of White Metal Grade 5 For Recapping Of Rope For Winding Engine And Man Riding Chair Car Working At Vk7 Mine, Kothagudem Area.
From the Town Moor area, the tunnel follows a gradual descent of 222ft and the wagons used gravity to travel to the Tyne before being hauled back to the colliery by a cable winding engine at the pit.
Visitors had the opportunity to see the historic winding engine in action and to find out more about the museum's exciting new plans to interpret the history of collieries throughout Caerphilly County Borough as well as telling the specific story of Elliot Colliery and its winding engine, around which the Winding House museum is built.
For instance, one story, contributed by Barbara Pollard, from Sunderland, is about her greatgrandfather, a coalminer who started work as a winding engine man at Washington F Pit in 1874.
On balance, if sufficient funding were available to restore the colliery winding engine house, which is in poor condition and deteriorating and appropriate revenue provision for at least five years, then the establishment of a coal mining museum would be of sufficient heritage value to outweigh the damage done by the removal of the tip.
PIT YOUR WITS: Join a magic helmet tour and drive a winding engine that hauled men and coal for nearly a century.
Nearby stands the Racecourse Colliery wooden pit-frame offering an evocative landmark, while the surrounding network of buildings and rail track includes a manager's office by a weighbridge and a engine house with a single-cylinder winding engine once used at a pit near Amblecote near Stourbridge.
uk NEW TREDEGAR See the historic winding engine in action and talk to the volunteers caring for it at the Winding House in New Tredegar.