Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekend Steam: A Sad Sight!

The front end broke off this English steam roller while it was out for a spin, and although it looks a mess, no-one was crushed, and the engineer did not allow the boiler to explode. When the front end drops it leaves the crown sheet dry, and the fire must be cooled down quickly to avoid a catastrophe.  He evidently did his work well, because the boiler did not let go when the front end was raised, putting water on the crown sheet again.

Video by Richard180961.

1 comment:

Merle Morrison said...

Now that looks ugly! It's amazing nobody was hurt or killed!