Steam technology

Connected Sites

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Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape innovative use of the high-pressure steam beam engine (OUV)
Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal the power of steam in controlling the forces of nature (OUV)
Mountain Railways of India Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Røros The King’s Mine was the first copper mine to be equipped with a waterwheel and power transmission rods for mining operations; a steam engine was installed in 1841. (AB ev)
Saltaire Rapid development from the advent of steam power
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver Mine remains of a 19th century steam-powered water-pumping station
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales Numerous - e.g "Iconic Cornish Beam engine of 1904-5 at Dorothea Slate Quarry" and "A classic steam powered aerial ropeway system know as a "Blondin" after the famous tightrope walker" (Nom File)
Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines Steam lift


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