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Steam Rollers

Steam Rollers are probably the best known and loved form of steam engine, and people will remember them at work until relatively recent years. The basis of the steam roller - its boiler and engine - is much smaller than the traction engine as it was not designed for haulage and only needed sufficient power to move its own weight across its work. To do the latter properly the heavy wheels added to the weight of the rest of the engine to give an average weight of 10 - 12 tons. Early steamrollers usually tended to be very heavy, being used on the water bound stone roads of the period. Later tarmacadam roads permitted a more manageable machine

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Comments (16)

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 27, 2009

"Steam Rally Prayer"

An Aveling driver was staggering out of the beer tent with a pint of whiskey in his back pocket when he slipped and fell heavily.

Struggling to his feet, he felt something wet running down his leg.

"Please Lord," he implored,

LET IT BE BLOOD..!!

Frank Hebestreit on January 27, 2009

Gigantic old technology! Very well photographed! Gruß Frank

Euplio Archeo on January 27, 2009

Nice photo, divertent joke!

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 27, 2009

Thanks for your appreciations Frank and Io'

If you like this series and want to keep a copy do it now because I may Delete some or all of them in the near future!

Greetings from France Ray

MY CONTEST

Miša M. on January 28, 2009

Good shot! Even better Prayer!!!

silgab on January 29, 2009

Linda !! CONTEST DEZENBRO

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 30, 2009

Hi Misa,

Thanks for your visit.

Please feel free to visit again next month!

Greetings from France Ray

MY CONTEST

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 30, 2009

Hi Gab,

Good luck in the Comp.

I've voted.

Hope the Bees are Hibernating.

Please feel free to visit again next month!

Greetings from France Ray

MY CONTEST

Miša M. on January 30, 2009

Hi Ray, I will surely visit and vote! Greetings from Serbia, Miša.

Isabel Marques on January 30, 2009

Very nice photo!!. Best wishes, Isabel December contest

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 30, 2009

Hi blai,

Many thanks for visiting my humble gallery.

Above all, thanks for your kind words.

Greetings from France Ray

MY CONTEST

PS: Please feel free to Visit again next month!

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 30, 2009

Hi Isabel

Many thanks for your visit, and kind words.

Greetings from France Ray

MY CONTEST

PS: Please feel free to Visit again next month!

Anna Popova (Annushk… on January 31, 2009

Very good picture! Very nice story!!!

Greetings from Ukraine. Anna

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 31, 2009

Hi Anna

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS

Greetings from France Ray

MY CONTEST

Please Visit my pictures in February!

Bubu Pescar on March 10, 2009

Incredible.Beautiful machine

Jarda_M on June 25, 2013

L3 Interesting shot.
Greetings from Czechia,
Jarda_M

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 26, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Grey-Eagle Ray
    • Camera: NIKON E5600
    • Taken on 2006/09/09 14:40:52
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/180)
    • Focal Length: 5.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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