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Midland Red
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1 of 12  Mon 25th Mar 2013 8:27pm  
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I found this document which was written in respect of Lady Lane, Longford - but glancing through it, I see it makes reference to other parts of Coventry and surrounding areas, so I think it deserves its own thread I have only glanced through it so far, but it appears to be full of interesting information Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
2 of 12  Mon 25th Mar 2013 10:21pm  
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dutchman
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3 of 12  Mon 25th Mar 2013 10:33pm  
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It looks like a fireless locomotive to me Philip? They were quite common in arms factories and fuel depots.
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PhilipInCoventry
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4 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 7:29am  
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Hi Dutchman, Wave Please tell about that.
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morgana
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5 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 10:54am  
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Thank you as I now can see the brick factory on where it was.
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Midland Red
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6 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 1:00pm  
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I found this interesting on page 54, under the heading "Abandoned Bombs" Records already held by Zetica Ltd indicate that abandoned bombs are suspected to exist at No.23 Boston Place, the former premises of Farr & Reddy in Lockhurst Lane, and in the premises of Tuck & Blakemore Ltd in White Street. Oh my
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PhilipInCoventry
7 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 1:02pm  
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dutchman
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8 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 2:22pm  
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"A fireless steam locomotive is similar to a conventional steam locomotive, but has a reservoir, known as a steam accumulator, instead of a boiler. This reservoir is charged with superheated water under pressure from a stationary boiler. The engine works like a conventional steam engine using the high pressure steam above the water in the accumulator. As the steam is used and pressure drops, the superheated water boils, replacing the used steam. The locomotive can work like this until the pressure has dropped to a minimum useful level or the water runs out, after which it must be recharged. Major builders of fireless steam locomotives in the UK included Andrew Barclay and W.G. Bagnall." The one in the picture looks to have been built as a conventional locomotive but later converted to fireless operation, hence the presence of a chimney but no smoke.
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PhilipInCoventry
9 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 2:23pm  
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Dreamtime
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10 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 4:44pm  
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Yes, Philip even I could understand that. How long would it go without being recharged I wonder Dutchman? Thumbs up
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dutchman
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11 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 4:52pm  
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A purpose-built fireless locomotive could run for several hours between charges.
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Dreamtime
12 of 12  Tue 26th Mar 2013 6:02pm  
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