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Using a Safety Harness

Using a Safety Harness
Transport - Road

Driver and passengers fitted with safety harness. Such harness can often protect a car's occupants from what would otherwise have been a fatal accident.

Views: 8,216    Year: 1958


Car crash, Manchester

Car crash, Manchester
Transport - Road

Strangely enough, although five were injured, no one was killed in this 1957 pile-up which took place on Princess Parkway, Northenden, Manchester.

Views: 10,756    Year: 1958


Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal
Transport - Canals

A view of No. 9 Dock, looking towards the city centre. The large building at the head of this dock is No. 2 Grain Elevator, which has a storage capacity of 40,000 tons. The dock is equipped with the most up-to-date cargo-handling facilities in the country.

Views: 10,427    Year: 1957    Comments: 1


Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal
Transport - Canals

The pride of the Manchester Ship Canal Co - the Queen Elizabeth II Dock, the largest oil dock in Britain. Opened by the Queen in January, 1954, it covers an area of nineteen acres, and is both longer and wider than Trafalgar Square.

Views: 7,893    Year: 1957    Comments: 1


Novel Use For Condemned Engine

Novel Use For Condemned Engine
Transport - Rail

Usually when an engine is withdrawn from traffic and consigned to scrap, it seldom, if ever, is heard of again in its original form. Strange, then, is the experience of the old Highland Railway engine of the large "Ben" class - Ben Achaoruinn, No. 14422 - built in 1909 and withdrawn at the beginning of March last. Partially dismantled, this old "Ben" has had a temporary reprieve from further destruction to serve a purpose far removed from the activities of a railway locomotive. A new boiler had to be installed in the laundry serving the station and station hotel at Inverness, and to permit the dismantling of the old one, and erection of the new, without interruption to the services, the old engine was propelled to a bay in the station close to the laundry premises, where, as the photo shows, a 3-inch steam pipe was connected from the engine boiler to the steam supply pipes underground leading to the laundry, hotel and District Office Buildings.

Views: 3,570    Year: 1937


Built 1867 and Still Going Strong

Built 1867 and Still Going Strong
Transport - Rail

Ex Midland Railway Double-framed 2-4-0 built at Derby Works to the designs of Matthew Kirtley. There were 22 of this class, which had 6'-3" driving wheels and were originally built for the newly-opened main line from Bedford to St. Pancras. Four only of these engines now remain.

Views: 3,225    Year: 1937


Pneumatic-tyred vehicle by Armstrong Siddeley Motors

Pneumatic-tyred vehicle by Armstrong Siddeley Motors
Transport - Rail

The car shown above is a pneumatic-tyred vehicle, built by Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., of Coventry which is on trial in service between Rugby and Wansford, travelling via Market Harborough and Seaton.

Views: 3,804    Year: 1936


Omnibus

Omnibus
Transport - Road

The comfort of a modern London Transport omnibus, c1935.

Views: 4,890    Year: 1935    Comments: 2


Omnibus

Omnibus
Transport - Road

Pre-war London omnibus which would rattle along at a few miles per hour.

Views: 4,698    Year: 1910


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