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Photographer: © Karen Lee (Gallery)(13th November 2011)

Middleton Top

The engine house was built in 1829. It houses a Butterly beam engine that was used to haul wagons by cable up the Middleton incline, a distance of 708 yards and a gradient of 1 in 8.5 for a 134 years before retirement in 1963. It is still in full working order but instead of fired by wood it now runs on compressed air. It is only open on certain days through the year.

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Camera Make: RICOH Model: CX2
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 4.9 mm, Aperture: f 3.5, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/203 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: November 13, 2011, 3:00 pm
ImageID:1142020, Image size: 3456 x 2592 pixels

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(13th November 2011)

Thanks Karen, just up my street- Industrial Archeaolgy. Interesting shot and info.

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Comment by Rob Lewis(13th November 2011)

Very Nice shot,great info Karen.

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