Thursday, 2 February 2023

Wednesday, 1 February 2023


John, Graham & Peter discussing the work programme
for Twizell's boiler at Newton's Derbyshire boiler works
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Loco Firing

The Fire Triangle

The fire triangle is used by fire fighters to show that there are 3 components which, if all present & balanced, will cause a chemical reaction - a fire.   Remove a component and the fire goes out.   The inverse applies to steam loco firing, where the fireman must strive for the perfect balance of components to get the most heat energy from coal, which also occurs with minimum smoke.

Thursday, 26 January 2023


Barry continuing to clear the traverser pit, ready for use
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)