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Background imageSteam Collection: Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, 1963

Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, 1963. Lea Hall was the first colliery planned and sunk by the National Coal Board (NCB) and work began in 1954

Background imageSteam Collection: The famous Lickey incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell, Worcestershire, 1935

The famous Lickey incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell, Worcestershire, 1935
The famous Lickey incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell, Worcestershire, on the L.M.S. Bristol to Birmingham line, 1935. From " Railway Wonders of the World, Vol. 1"

Background imageSteam Collection: Newcomen steam engine, 1747

Newcomen steam engine, 1747. Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) designed his atmospheric or steam engine in 1712. Water was heated in the boiler and the resulting steam was let into the cylinder

Background imageSteam Collection: The condensers at the South Metropolitan Gas Companys works, East Greenwich, London, 1891

The condensers at the South Metropolitan Gas Companys works, East Greenwich, London, 1891. Wood engraving

Background imageSteam Collection: SS Great Eastern, IK Brunels great steam ship, 1858

SS Great Eastern, IK Brunels great steam ship, 1858
SS Great Eastern, IK Brunels great steam ship, launched from J Scott Russells yard on the Thames in 1858. Chromolithograph published in London at about the time of her launch

Background imageSteam Collection: James Watt, Scottish engineer and inventor, 1833

James Watt, Scottish engineer and inventor, 1833. Watt (1736-1819) was born at Greenock on the Clyde, Scotland, and showed an interest in engineering and invention from an early age

Background imageSteam Collection: 1905 Clarkson steam bus in Lymington High Street. Creator: Unknown

1905 Clarkson steam bus in Lymington High Street. Creator: Unknown
1905 Clarkson steam bus in Lymington High Street

Background imageSteam Collection: The Cornish Riviera Express drawn by a King class locomotive, 1935-36

The Cornish Riviera Express drawn by a King class locomotive, 1935-36
The " Cornish Riviera Express" drawn by a " King" class locomotive between Dawlish and Teignmouth (Devon), 1935-36. From " Railway Wonders of the World, Vol. 2"

Background imageSteam Collection: Birmingham, Boulton, Watt, Mudoch, B ham, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies

Birmingham, Boulton, Watt, Mudoch, B ham, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies
Bronze statue of Boulton, Watt and Murdoch, ‘ the Golden Boys, gilded in gold, to commemorate their development of the steam engine, Broad Street, central Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Background imageSteam Collection: Cunard White Star liner Berengaria, approaching Cunard pier, 1936

Cunard White Star liner Berengaria, approaching Cunard pier, 1936
Approaching Her Berth. A striking photgraph of the Cunard White Star liner Berengaria (ex-Imperator, 52, 101 tons), assisted by tugs, coming into the Cunard pier, 1936

Background imageSteam Collection: The aeroplane proposed by Henson in his patent of 1842, c1936 (c1937)

The aeroplane proposed by Henson in his patent of 1842, c1936 (c1937). William Samuel Henson (1812-1888) was a pre-Wright brothers aviation engineer and inventor from Nottingham, England

Background imageSteam Collection: Sectional view of a Newcomen steam engine, 1737

Sectional view of a Newcomen steam engine, 1737. Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) designed his atmospheric or steam engine in 1712

Background imageSteam Collection: A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich: turning a paddle shaft for a steam-ship

A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich: turning a paddle shaft for a steam-ship, 1865. Illustration representing...the enormous shaft for the paddles of a steam-ship

Background imageSteam Collection: A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich: turning a crank axle, 1865. Creator: Unknown

A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich: turning a crank axle, 1865. Creator: Unknown
A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich: turning a crank axle, 1865. Illustration representing...the operation of turning a crank-axle in a mighty lathe...The various fitting

Background imageSteam Collection: Penn's Machine-Engine Factory at Greenwich: the Large Machine-Shop and Turnery, 1865

Penn's Machine-Engine Factory at Greenwich: the Large Machine-Shop and Turnery, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Penn's Machine-Engine Factory at Greenwich [London]: the Large Machine-Shop and Turnery, 1865. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. Nelson K

Background imageSteam Collection: Penn's Machine-Engine Factory at Greenwich: the Erecting Shop, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Penn's Machine-Engine Factory at Greenwich: the Erecting Shop, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Penn's Machine-Engine Factory at Greenwich [London]: the Erecting Shop, 1865. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. Nelson K

Background imageSteam Collection: The Langham Hotel, Portland-Place, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Langham Hotel, Portland-Place, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Langham Hotel, Portland-Place, [London], 1865. The hotel...contains eight floors and upwards of 600 rooms and apartments...There are, besides the passenger lift, also luggage lifts

Background imageSteam Collection: Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the fitting shop, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the fitting shop, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the fitting shop, 1864....a view of the large building called "the fitting shop." It is here that

Background imageSteam Collection: Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the lathe and tool shop, 1864

Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the lathe and tool shop, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the lathe and tool shop, 1864. View representing...as well as a wood-engraving can render such a subject

Background imageSteam Collection: Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the steam-hammer, 1864

Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the steam-hammer, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Stephenson's locomotive manufactory at Newcastle-On-Tyne: the steam-hammer, 1864....night view of that portion of the forging department containing the Nasmyth steam-hammers

Background imageSteam Collection: The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862

The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862. Loom for Axminster carpet, ...invented by Mr

Background imageSteam Collection: The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons... 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862

Background imageSteam Collection: The International Exhibition: Messrs. Maudslay's engines of 800-horse power for the Valiant, 1862

The International Exhibition: Messrs. Maudslay's engines of 800-horse power for the Valiant, 1862. Creator: Mallett
The International Exhibition: Messrs. Maudslay's engines of 800-horse power for the Valiant, 1862. Motive power for steamships. The largest marine engines exhibited were those by Messrs

Background imageSteam Collection: The International Exhibition: marine engine by Messrs. Escher, Wyss, and Co. of Zurich... 1862

The International Exhibition: marine engine by Messrs. Escher, Wyss, and Co. of Zurich... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: marine engine by Messrs. Escher, Wyss, and Co. of Zurich - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862

Background imageSteam Collection: Poor in North France fed from German field kitchen, between c1914 and c1915

Poor in North France fed from German field kitchen, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Poor in North France fed from German field kitchen, between c1914 and c1915. Crowd of mostly women and children outside a brick building in northern France during World War I

Background imageSteam Collection: Prisoners getting soup, Zossen, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Prisoners getting soup, Zossen, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Prisoners getting soup, Zossen, between 1914 and c1915. Prisoners with soup bowls at Zossen prisoner of war camp, Wu¨nsdorf, Zossen, Germany, during World War I

Background imageSteam Collection: The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen, Ball-street, Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Unemployed Lancashire textiles workers queue for food

Background imageSteam Collection: French Zouaves getting a drink, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

French Zouaves getting a drink, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
French Zouaves getting a drink, between c1914 and c1915. French Zoave soldiers drinking with ladles, during the beginning of World War I

Background imageSteam Collection: Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. We are persuaded that the annexed engraving will be interesting to our readers, in connection with the great question of " The Factory Bill

Background imageSteam Collection: Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). Creator: Norman Wilkinson

Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). Creator: Norman Wilkinson
Camden Town Engine Sheds, c. 1935, (1945). London, Midland & Scottish Railway poster of steam locomotives at Camden Motive Power Depot in north London

Background imageSteam Collection: U.S.S. New York, c1893. Creator: William H. Jackson

U.S.S. New York, c1893. Creator: William H. Jackson
U.S.S. New York, c1893

Background imageSteam Collection: U.S.S. Solace, 1898. Creator: Unknown

U.S.S. Solace, 1898. Creator: Unknown
U.S.S. Solace, 1898

Background imageSteam Collection: Bray's Traction-engine, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Bray's Traction-engine, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Bray's Traction-engine, 1858....thousands of spectators...seemed much interested and astonished on seeing a steam-engine traversing the streets of London...Attached was a truck, or platform

Background imageSteam Collection: Cherbourg from the Sea, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Cherbourg from the Sea, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Cherbourg from the Sea, 1858. Port on the north coast of France. Cherbourg is situated in the peninsula of Cotentin, the ancient Lower Normandy'. From "Illustrated London News", 1858

Background imageSteam Collection: The Crater of Mount Etna a few days prior to the Late Earthquake, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Crater of Mount Etna a few days prior to the Late Earthquake, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Crater of Mount Etna a few days prior to the Late Earthquake, 1858. A violent earthquake has occurred upon the high cone of Etna...it threw down, with a tremendous noise

Background imageSteam Collection: The Crater of Mount Etna in 1809 - from a sketch by Signor Gimmellaro, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Crater of Mount Etna in 1809 - from a sketch by Signor Gimmellaro, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Crater of Mount Etna in 1809 - from a sketch by Signor Gimmellaro, 1858. Before us and beneath us was the crater of Etna. The circumference of the crater, according to Sig

Background imageSteam Collection: Broad-Street, Philadelphia, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876. Creator: C.R

Broad-Street, Philadelphia, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876. Creator: C.R
Broad-Street, Philadelphia, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876....view of Broad-street, at the crossing of the Pennsylvania and Reading line of railroad

Background imageSteam Collection: Opening of the American Centennial Exhibition: President Grant Starting the Machinery...1876

Opening of the American Centennial Exhibition: President Grant Starting the Machinery...1876. Creator: Melton Prior
Opening of the American Centennial Exhibition: President Grant Starting the Machinery, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876....the procession entered Machinery Hall

Background imageSteam Collection: Locomotive Steam-carriage for common roads, built for the Earl of Caithness, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Locomotive Steam-carriage for common roads, built for the Earl of Caithness, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Locomotive Steam-carriage for common roads, built for the Earl of Caithness, 1860....a steam-carriage...with which his Lordship, accompanied by Lady Caithness, the Rev, W. Ross, and Mr

Background imageSteam Collection: Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Lisbon, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Lisbon, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Lisbon, 1876. The future King Edward VII visits Portugal. The Prince of Wales left Madrid...by a special railway train through Ciudad Real and Badajoz

Background imageSteam Collection: The Winans Ocean Steamer as she will appear at sea, 1858. Creator: Smyth

The Winans Ocean Steamer as she will appear at sea, 1858. Creator: Smyth
The Winans Ocean Steamer as she will appear at sea, 1858. The Cigar Ship, a singular vessel which was launched near the Ferry Bay at Baltimore

Background imageSteam Collection: The Winans Steam-vessel - end view, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Winans Steam-vessel - end view, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Winans Steam-vessel - end view, 1858. The Cigar Ship, a singular vessel which was launched near the Ferry Bay at Baltimore

Background imageSteam Collection: The Crater of Mount Etna - from a drawing by S. Read, 1860. Creator: M. Jackson

The Crater of Mount Etna - from a drawing by S. Read, 1860. Creator: M. Jackson
The Crater of Mount Etna - from a drawing by S. Read, 1860. Etna, celebrated from the most remote antiquity for its magnitude and its volcanic eruptions

Background imageSteam Collection: Forge, 1871-1906. Creator: Pieter de Josselin de Jong

Forge, 1871-1906. Creator: Pieter de Josselin de Jong
Forge, 1871-1906

Background imageSteam Collection: U.S.S. Chicago, between 1890 and 1901. Creator: William H. Jackson

U.S.S. Chicago, between 1890 and 1901. Creator: William H. Jackson
U.S.S. Chicago, between 1890 and 1901

Background imageSteam Collection: Drawings of the new steam engine for nine pumps in Hellevoetsluis, 1802. Creator: Jan Blanken

Drawings of the new steam engine for nine pumps in Hellevoetsluis, 1802. Creator: Jan Blanken
Drawings of the new steam engine for nine pumps in Hellevoetsluis, South Holland, 1802. Technical drawing of a steam engine: four elevations

Background imageSteam Collection: The Advance of the Anglo-Egyptian Force Upon Omdurman, 1898, (c1900). Creator: C Wilkinson

The Advance of the Anglo-Egyptian Force Upon Omdurman, 1898, (c1900). Creator: C Wilkinson
The Advance of the Anglo-Egyptian Force Upon Omdurman, 1898, (c1900). The Battle of Omdurman was fought during the Anglo-Egyptian conquest of Sudan between a British-Egyptian expeditionary force

Background imageSteam Collection: Christmas Supplement - Christmas For Ever!, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Christmas Supplement - Christmas For Ever!, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Christmas Supplement - Christmas For Ever!, 1857. We have seen good old customs abolished, To our anger, vexation, and grief; May we ne'er grow so dainty



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