A giant railway turntable. Twenty eight men with two 36 ton cranes took an hour
A giant railway turntable.
Twenty eight men with two 36 ton cranes took an hour to install this giant 70 foot turntable at Euston.
One man is able to rotate its 36 ton weight, plus that of an engine of Royal Scot Class, which weighs some 127 tons.
The engine shown in this picture is "Liverpool".
23 March 1932
At Wythenshawe, Manchester, corporations new satellite town, modern British made
At Wythenshawe, Manchester, corporations new satellite town, modern British made the scenery was demonstrated show how designs, some of them adapted from those used to construct airfields and great arterial highways, can be used on the preparations of new housing sites, whether machines accelerate various stages of construction.
Picture shows, the trench cut a machine at work, used to cutting drains and gas mains, this can average between 25 and 40 yd per hour.
16 August 1946
A farmer using his diesel caterpillar tractor to plough a field in Farningham, Kent
A farmer using his diesel caterpillar tractor to plough a field in Farningham, Kent.
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