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Crewe Locomotive Works OP03596

Crewe Locomotive Works OP03596


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Filename: op03596.jpg

Size: 5373 x 4095 (17.0MB)

Date: 30th March 2017

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: images.historicenglandservices.org.uk

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Crewe Locomotive Works OP03596

Crewe Locomotive Works, Forge Street, Crewe, Cheshire. Pouring molten metal into moulds to cast chairs. From the L G Fisher Collection, photographed in 1910

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This print from Historic England Archive takes us back in time to the bustling Crewe Locomotive Works in 1910. The image, titled "Crewe Locomotive Works OP03596," offers a fascinating glimpse into the intricate process of casting chairs for railways. Located on Forge Street in Crewe, Cheshire, this iconic industrial site was renowned for its engineering prowess and played a crucial role in shaping Britain's railway history. In this particular scene, we witness the mesmerizing spectacle of molten metal being poured into moulds to create these essential components. The sheer scale and complexity of the operation are awe-inspiring. The workers' meticulous precision as they handle the scorching liquid metal is both admirable and humbling. Every movement seems choreographed with expertise honed through years of experience. The photograph captures not only the technical mastery involved but also highlights the intense heat emanating from the molten metal. Flames dance around like fiery spirits, illuminating every corner of this foundry with an ethereal glow. As we delve deeper into this image, it becomes evident that it represents more than just a moment frozen in time; it symbolizes progress and innovation. It serves as a testament to human ingenuity and determination to build something greater than ourselves - connecting people across vast distances through an intricate network of railways. Thanks to Historic England Archive's preservation efforts, we can now marvel at this snapshot from our past - appreciating both its aesthetic beauty and historical significance. This remarkable piece invites us to reflect on how far we have come while acknowledging those who paved the way for our modern transportation systems.

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