Reassembling an underground tunnel, this latest picture of the Bristol aircraft companies
Reassembling an underground tunnel, this latest picture of the Bristol aircraft companies giant Brabazon, which when completed, will be the "Queen Elizabeth" of the air, shows men at work on tremendous frame of the aircraft at the companies Filton works. Now completely encased in 30, 000 ft.? of metal 'Skin', this section represents only a quarter of the entire length of the Brabazon. At its widest point the compartment measures 16 feet, and has absorbed nearly a quarter of 1 million of the 1 1/2 million visits which will have gone into the making of this machine when completed.
15 June 1947
Merryweathers Steam Fire-Engine - Merryweather & Sons of Lambeth, later Greenwich
Merryweather's Steam Fire-Engine - Merryweather & Sons of Lambeth, later Greenwich, London, were builders of steam fire engines and steam tram engines. The founder was Moses Merryweather (1791-1872) of Clapham, who was joined by Richard Moses (1839-1877). They took Edward Field's design of a vertical boiler and successfully applied it for use in their steam fire engine, thus improving water pressure and making easier to use once steam had been got up.
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Chat Moss threatened the completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, until
Chat Moss threatened the completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, until George Stephenson succeeded in constructing a railway line through it in 1829; his solution was to "float" the line on a bed of bound heather and branches topped with tar and covered with rubble stone.
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (LMR) was the world's first twin-track inter-urban passenger railway in which all the trains were timetabled and ticketed. Trains were hauled by company steam locomotives between the two towns, though private waggons and carriages were allowed. The line opened on 15 September 1830 and ran between the towns of Liverpool and Manchester in North West England in the United Kingdom.