*** A Visit to The Crossness Engines ***

As members of Colas we visited the Crossness engines in 1999. It was with great joy that we found a dedicated group of volunteers working against great Odds to complete a mammoth task in breathing life into one of the Largest rotative beam engines in the world. Set in a wonderful building, a perfect period building in its own right, are four of these engines. Our return on the 20th Sept 2003 as friends of one of the volunteers, Reg Allen, was a complete surprise. The following photo gives you an idea of the size of the task they have undertaken since 1985, when this project started.

*** The site was full of Decay, Rust and Pigeon droppings ***

*** The Refurbished Engine Prince Consort from the Trusts handbook ***

The Engine Prince Consort ran live on the 20th as promised

Up and running on the day, the amount of work to get this far is phenomenal.

To see more of this work visit the Trust's Site at Crossness Engines Trust.

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